I’m pleased to announce that EdTech Strategies, LLC (which manages the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center) is now soliciting organizational sponsorships for the forthcoming ‘The State of K-12 Cybersecurity: 2019 Year in Review‘ report.

Since its launch in March 2017, the K-12 Cyber Incident Map has grown to become the definitive source of publicly-disclosed school cybersecurity incident data in the United States. To date, it is has documented over 700 school cyber incidents, resulting in mass identity theft, the loss of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, and the loss of significant instructional time.

Data from the K-12 Cyber Incident Map has been:

  • Cited in testimony to the U.S. Congress, State legislatures, and Federal agencies (including the FCC, FTC, and U.S. Department of Education);
  • Cited in major media, education and cybersecurity trade outlets, podcasts, and blogs;
  • Used by education, technology, and cybersecurity companies as part of their marketing and communications; and
  • Used by school district leaders and educators to help advocate and plan for better cybersecurity practices.

Complementing the K-12 Cyber Incident Map are a growing array of K-12 education-specific resources and commentary available at the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center (which itself launched April 2018), including:

Last year, the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center compiled what it had learned and published a first-of-its-kind, interactive report (“The State of K-12 Cybersecurity: 2018 Year in Review”) on school cyber incidents affecting U.S. public elementary and secondary (K-12) education institutions during calendar year 2018. Based on its successful reception—and in anticipation of your support—we are pleased to announce that an updated report will be prepared for calendar year 2019 (expected release by mid-February 2020).

Regularly updated and enhanced, the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has literally put the issue of K-12 cybersecurity ‘on the map’ of policymakers, school administrators, and IT staff. Your support is necessary to ensure that the K-12 Cyber Incident Map and related services remain up-to-date, high-quality, independent, and freely available to the K-12 community. The need for trusted research and technical support has never been greater.

You can learn more about these sponsorship opportunities here.