Like other organizations, school districts are increasingly finding themselves and the personal information they hold about students, faculty, and staff targets of costly cyberincidents.
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Category: K-12 Cyber Incident Map
The K-12 Cyber Incident Map is part of a larger attempt to categorize, defend and combat school cyberattacks.
The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center (beta) is a work in progress. The new site and identity give it the foundation to grow, which it can do with your help.
When schools rely on technology for teaching, learning, and school operations, the impact of a cybersecurity incident can be significant.
These are new threats facing schools. They are harming individuals. They are disrupting school schedules – and class time – and they are costing schools and taxpayers a lot of money. We need an effective and comprehensive response.
I partnered with EdSurge to write an end-of-the-year commentary on the present and future of K-12 cybersecurity.
Both federal policies – FERPA and COPPA – presume that schools have the resources and knowledge to assess their own data security practices, to say nothing of their vendors. Emerging evidence says otherwise.
To better understand the cybersecurity challenges facing schools, Education Week talked with school leaders in Arizona, Connecticut, Montana, and Texas about the cybersecurity incidents they faced, and how they responded. They found that the country’s K-12 information-technology leaders are likely underestimating the dangers they face and that many are failing to take even basic steps to secure their networks and data.
Both FERPA and the COPPA Rule presume that schools have the resources and knowledge to assess their own data security practices, to say nothing of that of their vendors. Emerging evidence suggests that this presumption should be challenged. The FTC and ED can take affirmative action to improve the security with which schools and their vendors treat student data.