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Congressmember John Katko gathered Homeland Security officials and municipal leaders Friday to discuss the best ways to address the growing cybersecurity threats facing the public and private sectors. 


About 100 professors and educators from across the nation and overseas have been spending the past two weeks at Syracuse University learning how to simulate and then defend against cyberattacks.  Electrical engineering and computer science professor Kevin Du created the workshop five years ago to offer a hands-on environment to deal with unexpected situations.

Natalie Fahmy

There is evidence to show numerous attacks on Central New York school district computers. And no one is sure why they are happening or who is hacking the systems. Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Superintendent of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Jody Manning says when the attacks occurred, they had to shut down the system to protect information.