The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently released a detailed report aimed at helping K-12 schools reduce and respond to online threats.

Titled “Protecting Our Future: Partnering to Safeguard K-12 Organizations from Cybersecurity Threats,” the report is 29 pages long. It covers topics such as:

  • Risks and challenges to the K-12 education community.
  • Staffing challenges in the cybersecurity arena at K-12 schools.
  • The role of centralized governance in cybersecurity planning.
  • How to promote more effective oversight and accountability.
  • How to recognize and address resource constraints.

The report is intended for leaders in the K-12 community, including superintendents, district and school administrators, school boards and state policymakers. The report may also be useful for education and technology leaders, including cybersecurity and IT staff, federal agencies, nonfederal cybersecurity entities, nonprofits and private sector organizations supporting the K-12 community. It is intended to raise awareness of the K-12 community’s growing cyber risk and threat landscape and spur action across the K-12 community.

Read the report.