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Imperial Valley College Postpones Fall Semester for a Week Due to Cyber Attack


The impact of the on-going Imperial Valley College ransomware attack has resulted in a week’s postponement of the start of all fully online classes for the Fall semester. Fully online classes will commence the week of August 24th.

Any classes that have a “face to face component,” which includes both hybrid and fully face-to-face classes, will start as scheduled during the week of August 17th.

The reason for the postponement of all fully online classes is the main teaching and learning service (CANVAS) used in online schooling was affected by the attack.

Meanwhile, the investigation regarding the attack is ongoing.

“We appreciate the patience of our students, faculty, staff, and the community as our experts work through this incident,” said Dr. Martha Garcia, IVC Superintendent/President.  “Once the investigation is complete and all the facts are collected, we will be providing an update to the students, campus, and the community,” she added.

 Meanwhile, the campus Information Technology Department has restored capabilities in some of the systems.

“The IVC IT team has been working diligently with our consultants and fortunately we are seeing positive progress,” Garcia said. “Special thanks to our IT Team!!”

IVC’s computer systems are gradually coming back online. Some of the systems may be available only intermittently and users may experience delays or have difficulty in accessing certain information systems.

 “We are prioritizing the teaching and learning services systems that directly impact students and faculty,” said Dr. Garcia. “I recognize this has been a difficult and confusing time, but we will get through this together and persevere,” she added.”

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