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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.

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.

Cyber Actors Target K-12 Distance Learning Education to Cause Disruptions and Steal Data

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, December 2020

This Joint Cybersecurity Advisory from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center assesses cyber threats, risk, vulnerabilities, and malicious cyber activity targeting K-12 educational institutions, leading to ransomware attacks, the theft of data, and the disruption of distance learning services. The advisory also outlines best practices to mitigate these threats.

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