cyber security


Data encryption is a hidden part of our everyday life. Every time any sort of information is sent electronically, that message is encrypted and decrypted to prevent it from being intercepted. The computer code that does that encryption is approaching 40 years old, and increasingly vulnerable to hacking.

It’s been a week since the Flagstaff Unified School District was forced to cancel classes due to the discovery of ransomware on some school computers. It’s a malicious software that locks up a computer and its data, unless a ransom is paid. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports:

Flagstaff Unified School District students have the day off today.