Stanford University and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) announced they were victimized by the Accellion data breach, joining a growing list of schools. Reports indicate the CLOP ransomware group contacted the universities and demanded $10 million in bitcoin or the attackers would publish the stolen data.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today that it issued $1,272,320 of funding awards to develop new solutions to “improve the capability of organizations to understand and improve their cybersecurity control investment decisions.” The funding will be split between University of California, San Diego and University of Illinois, Chicago.

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