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Q&A: New cybersecurity support is on its way to K12

Q&A: New cybersecurity support is on its way to K12
Many schools don't have access to grant writers or adequate funding for cybersecurity. This new government council wants to change that.

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The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has launched the Government Coordinating Council for the Education Facilities Subsector in response to ransomware attacks on K12 schools. The council aims to strengthen K12 digital infrastructure through dialogue and shared best practices. Jennifer Silva, a member of the council and director of external relations at the National Association of Secondary School Principals, discussed the council's goals and support for superintendents and building leaders. She highlighted the focus on strengthening cybersecurity in schools and addressing threats like swatting. The council aims to provide both short-term and long-term sustainability and recommendations for communities to come together as a solution.