District 207 Approves Cybersecurity Contract In Wake Of Attempted Breach

Igor Studenkov reports:

Maine Township High School Dist. 207 Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday (June 6) to award a one-year cybersecurity contract to the company that helped the district prevent a security breach a few weeks earlier.

The district considered bids from seven vendors. When one of the bidders, Texas-based Crowdstrike, was demonstrating what it could do, it caught an unknown party trying to access the district’s administrative passwords. It subsequently helped the district secure the system.

Even though Crowdstrike submitted the second-lowest bid, this, along with the span of its expertise, swayed Dist. 207 in its favor.

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