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GUSD Cyber Security Incident Nearly Resolved

A month after a reported ransomware cyber security attack on the Glendale Unified School District, administrators said information technology leaders and cybersecurity experts have been working throughout the winter break to restore services by the time school resumed on Monday.
As was the case as of Dec. 21, full system access has been restored to employees, including internet services, GUSD networks and cloud-based systems.
Currently, the following services have been restored:

  • GUSD Google accounts
  • Internet access and cloud-based applications for students and staff
  • Use of Chromebooks and district-issued laptops
  • Q Student Information System (from within the GUSD network only)
  • Access to Clever and most third-party Clever applications
  • ParentSquare and StudentSquare communication systems
  • Q ParentConnection and Q StudentConnection (from within the GUSD network only)
    The district also noted that students in grades four through 12 need to reset their Google account passwords if they have not done so already. Students in grades TK through third grade received updated Clever badges upon returning from break.
    GUSD is working to have access to Q available outside the GUSD network which includes access to Q ParentConnection and Q StudentConnection.
    The district has been collaborating with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to resolve this issue.

    First published in the January 13 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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