The Cyber Threats Facing K-12 Schools

There have been hundreds of cybersecurity threats affecting the nation’s schools since 2016. Last year, 122 public K-12 schools experienced some type of cyber threat.

The breaches expose sensitive data that can ruin the lives of teachers, staff, and children.

“Stolen W2 data means that criminals can file false tax returns in the names of the students, faculty or staff whose information they stole,” notes EdTech Magazine.

Tight school budgets make security difficult to attain. Two-factor or multifactor authentication, one of the most effective ways to prevent phishing, takes time to implement.

Read more about the biggest concerns experts have when it comes to school cybersecurity and what preventative techniques districts can pursue.


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