Cybersecurity

Technology leaders and policymakers need to protect their networks and information security, analyze their current status, and validate what they are doing well. CoSN provides tools and resources that provide insight into how risk can be further reduced in ways that help technology leaders contribute to their schools' primary goals of teaching and learning. We also offer assistance to district technology leaders who are working to ensure safety for both students and staff.

In case you missed it: 2020 State and Federal Cybersecurity Policy Trends

The 2020-2021 pandemic rapidly accelerated technology use in education by forcing schools to expand online learning and support district operations. This shift showcased o greater online activity brought technology’s educational opportunities and other advantages into the spotlight. It also highlighted the serious and growing challenges associated with digital learning, including rising cyberattacks on school district networks.  These attacks can seriously disrupt operations and compromise sensitive teacher and student data. Cybersecurity is not a new problem, but there has been an exponential growth and persistent sophistication of cyberattacks targeting school districts of all sizes. 

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