A press release issued today from the Indiana Department of Education announces that the state is launching a new initiative “to provide cybersecurity investments for K-12 schools,” including:
- A state provided platform for training and awareness on cybersecurity topics for all K-12 school personnel;
- Funding for schools interested in offering a cybersecurity high school course starting in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years;
- The creation of a Cybersecurity Task Force coordinated through the Indiana Chief Technology Officer Council; and
- Matching grants of up to $25,000 for schools to improve their cybersecurity posture.
For more information regarding Indiana’s new Cybersecurity Initiative, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/cybersecurity.
This is encouraging news from Indiana and hopefully an approach that can be replicated and built upon by other state departments of education.