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Defend against cybersecurity threats to your school.

All educational institutions are at risk of falling victim to a cyberattack, and in recent years, K-12 schools have been an increasingly frequent target. These attacks can impact a school’s ability to carry out its educational obligations, protect sensitive student and staff data, and provide a safe and secure learning environment for our nation’s youth. 

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.

Training Program
Cybersecurity Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts

Department of Education, March 2022

This training course is designed to help K-12 schools and districts understand cybersecurity considerations needed to inform school emergency operations plans (EOPs) and safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness programs. It covers the types of evolving cyber threats facing school and school district networks and systems; the before, during, and after aspects of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from cyber threats; and how cybersecurity can be integrated into new and existing EOPs.


Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice

This website is a one-stop hub for ransomware resources for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to help private and public organizations mitigate their ransomware risk.

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