CISA is committed to enhancing school security and student and staff safety. Educational institutions face a wide range of digital and physical threats, ranging from targeted violence to cyberattacks. CISA partners with educational institutions and other organizations throughout government, law enforcement, and communities nationwide and offers a variety of resources, programs, and tools to make our schools safer for students, staff, and parents.
CISA also manages the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse and its corresponding website, SchoolSafety.gov, which offers resources from CISA and other federal agencies to help schools prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. Schools can use this information to develop comprehensive school security plans and create safe and supportive learning environments.
Partnering to Safeguard K-12 Organizations
Learn more about resources, tools, and strategies to improve the physical security of schools.
Discover how CISA collaborates with other agencies to support K-12 schools and districts in their efforts to improve school safety and security.
Cyber and IT Interns
This site provides a one-stop access point for information, resources, guidance, and evidence-based practices on a range of school safety topics and threats.
CISA Releases Updated K-12 School Security Guide and Assessment Tool
Infrastructure Security Month: Keeping the Nation’s Schools Safe, Secure, and Resilient
National School Safety Summit
Alerts & Directives
Cyber Actors Target K-12 Distance Learning Education to Cause Disruptions and Steal Data
#StopRansomware: Vice Society
Contact Your Regional Office
CISA has compiled a list of free tools and services to help educational institutions further advance their security capabilities. This living repository includes services provided by CISA, widely used open-source tools, and other free tools and services offered by private and public sector organizations.