NSBA announces cyber-secure schools initiative

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has announced a new cyber-secure schools initiative to help local school boards respond to cyber-attacks.

While technology has enhanced record keeping, communication, and teaching, a cyber-attack on a vulnerable IT system can cripple public school operations and result in the theft of student, parent and other sensitive information. Given the technical nature of cyber security there may be a tendency to delegate this exclusively to staff; and while staff can address technical implementation and maintenance, there are practices and decisions necessary at the board level as well.

Cyber Secure Schools will offer clear, non-technical, executive-level information tailored to school board members. Visitors who regularly visit the web pages will be able to keep abreast of the most current resources, protocols and tools so policies and technology enhancements can be made in a timely fashion.

Please visit the website to explore the web pages for informative articles, a link to a planning template, and a notice about an upcoming webinar. If you would like to be notified when additional resources are posted, please click here to fill out the contact form.

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