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Defend against cybersecurity threats to your school.

Across America, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) educational institutions are experiencing a significant increase in cyberattacks, especially during the transition to remote and virtual learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Malicious cyber actors are targeting school computer systems, slowing access, and rendering the systems inaccessible to basic functions.

Our Nation’s students are also spending more time online than ever before, using technology to complete homework, communicate with peers, and engage with teachers and school staff. Our growing dependence on technology systems - coupled with emerging, evolving, and increasingly deceptive cyber threats – demands enhanced awareness and vigilance when it comes to our online world. It is important for schools, parents, and students to stay safe online by taking proactive steps to defend against risks and strengthen cyber safety and security both at home and within schools.

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The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity
Cyber Safety Series: Ransomware

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, February 2021

Ransomware attacks continue to be one of the most common cyber attacks. Here are some tips to avoid ransomware and keep your information secure.

Video
Cybersecurity
Cyber Safety Series: Online Gaming Safety

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, November 2020

The team at CYBER.ORG and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partnered to produce this Cyber Safety Series. In this video, we’re talking about online gaming safety. Here are some quick tips to make sure you're staying safe in the wide world of gaming and keeping your personal information private!

Guidance
Cybersecurity
Cyber Safety Series: Making Strong Passwords – Tip Sheet

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, September 2020

This tip sheet covers some tried and true methods for making a memorable password out of the required letters, numbers and special characters that will be secure and keep your information private.

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