Partnering to Safeguard K-12 Organizations from Cybersecurity Threats Online Toolkit

K-12 organizations are under continued threat from malicious cyber actors, and real-world incidents have demonstrated potentially significant impacts on students, school personnel, and communities. Cybersecurity incidents can result in significant impacts to a school or district’s ability to carry out its educational mission and protect sensitive school, student and personnel data. To help schools address these cybersecurity risks, CISA developed a report with recommended actions and cybersecurity guidelines for leaders in the K-12 community. The report and this corresponding toolkit are designed to help K-12 schools and school districts most effectively reduce their cybersecurity risks.

This toolkit aligns resources and materials to each of CISA’s three recommendations along with guidance on how stakeholders can implement each recommendation based on their current needs. Along with each recommendation, stakeholders will find key actions and related resources to help them confidently build, operate, and maintain resilient cybersecurity programs at their school or district. The toolkit also shares additional free cybersecurity trainings and resources available for the K-12 community.