There have been 867 publicly disclosed cyberattacks on schools since 2016, according to The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. After an incident, it’s often difficult to determine whether there has been a data breach. Planning for cybersecurity insurance policies and regular auditing are among strategies to mitigate these risks.
With the upcoming school year still uncertain, IT departments must plan for several scenarios, many of which include hybrid models of remote and in-person instruction. As technology is strengthened for remote learning, districts could benefit from strengthening cybersecurity as well.