News of Note—Cybersecurity, Ericsson, Zayo and more

august 8 2017

> About 5% of all small and medium-sized businesses were affected by ransomware in 2016, paying more than $301 million to ransomware attackers during the year, according to Datto's State of the Channel Ransomware Report. Digital Journal article

> President Trump announced yesterday a presidential memorandum to commit $200 million every year to public schools for K-12 computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education. Recode article

> Ericsson, Telstra and Ciena successfully trialed continuous data encryption over the Atlantic Ocean while maintaining speed and reliability over 21,940 km across multiple cable systems. ZDNet article

> Zayo Group announced plans to expand its colocation footprint in Atlanta. Release