ICIT Virtual Briefing | Cyber Snow Days: 3 Considerations for School Systems When Building Their Cybersecurity Strategy

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Schools educate our nation's future so school administrators must navigate numerous challenges outside their control. With a reported 67 million malware attacks against education institutions during a typical 30-day stretch*, one major challenge is that K-12 institutions easy targets for cybersecurity attacks. These attacks have risen since the Covid-19 pandemic forced remote learning, and a new form of highly evasive adaptive threats (HEAT) using multi-vector attacks has arisen as a primary source of these offenses. Although most students are back in the classroom, the cyberattackers aren’t slowing down their attempts to infiltrate district networks.


In September 2022, in a joint statement, the FBI, CISA, and MS-ISAC warned that cyberattacks against school districts would continue to rise. The statement continued, "School districts with limited cybersecurity capabilities and constrained resources are often the most vulnerable; however, the opportunistic targeting often seen with cyber criminals can still put school districts with robust cybersecurity programs at risk."


Our panelists are:

  • Andi Welch, Cybersecurity Strategist, Menlo Security 
  • More panelist to be announced soon


Session Outcomes:

  • Take-aways from recent attacks and why school systems are targeted
  • Types of attacks and opportunities for decreasing vulnerabilities
  • Ideas for developing an action plan to maximize cybersecurity resources and mitigate risks

Relevant Government Agencies

Intelligence Agencies, Dept of Education, Dept of State, Other Federal Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Federal Government, State & Local Government

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Wed, Feb 15, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

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