Ransomware Reference Materials for K-12


In response to the rise in malicious activity with ransomware attacks against K-12 educational institutions since the onset of COVID-19 and the increase in remote learning, CISA, in collaboration with the FBI, has produced a helpful fact sheet, Cyber Threats to K-12 Remote Learning Education. The fact sheet is an excellent primer for non-technical educational professionals, and includes general cybersecurity best practices, video-conferencing best practices, and a list of available resources. For additional related resources, see:

Click on the icons below to find resources designed to help individuals and K-12 educational institutions remain secure during a time of remote and hybrid learning. 


Ransomware Guidance for K-12 IT Professionals
Ransomware Reference Materials for K-12 School IT Staff

 

Best practices for school and school district cybersecurity managers, system administrators, and other technical staff to enhance their school and/or district's security posture during distance and hybrid learning conditions.


Ransomware Reference Materials for Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators
Ransomware Reference Materials for Parents, Teachers, and K-12 School Administrators

 

Best practices for non-technical staff as well as parents and teachers to enhance a school's security poster during distance and hybrid learning conditions.


Ransomware Reference Materials for K-12 Students
Ransomware Reference Materials for K-12 Students

 

Tips and consideration, as well as cybersecurity best practices, to help students stay safe and to do their part in keeping their school's network secure while learning remotely.

 

Victims of ransomware should report it immediately to CISA at www.us-cert.gov/report, a local FBI Field Office, or Secret Service Field Office.

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