March 3, 2024

How School Districts Can Take Incident Response Planning to the Next Level

Author: Chris Hayhurst

In K–12, cybercrime is a constant threat. Every day, school IT teams face and work to defend against cyber breaches. This makes cybersecurity critical.
“We see thousands of attacks of all kinds yearly,” said one respondent in the State Educational Technology Directors Association’s “2022 State EdTech Trends Report.” “In 2021, we had nearly 1,000 distributed denial of service attempts alone.”
However, not all schools are ready to respond effectively. District Administration and Education Networks of America recently surveyed 280 K–12 administrators and educators. Of those whose districts…

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