As quoted in:

Herold, Benjamin. “Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats.” Education Week. 29 November 2017.

All told, at least 235 K-12 cybersecurity-related incidents have been reported by media outlets since January 2016, said Douglas A. Levin, the CEO of consulting group EdTech Strategies. Far more have almost certainly gone unreported, he said.

The threat is many-sided.

“In general, our data and IT systems are under assault,” Levin said. “It would be negligence on the part of K-12 leaders to believe that somehow schools don’t represent a big new target.”

Be sure to read the article for insights into how school leaders in Arizona, Connecticut, Montana, and Texas responded to the diverse range of cybersecurity threats facing their schools.

For more information and timely updates on this important topic, you’ll want to stay up-to-date with the work of the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.