On August 7, 2023 the U.S. Department of Eduction (USDE), in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), released the K-12 Digital Infrastructure Brief: Defensible and Resilient to highlight cybersecurity recommendations and promising practices from states and school districts across the country.

According to CISA Director Jen Easterly, “The product released today from the Department of Education and CISA provides K-12 school districts across our communities a starting place to understand the importance of securing our digital infrastructure, and provides steps schools can take today to keep their systems safe.”

Later that day, the White House announced new actions and private commitments to bolster the nation’s cyber defense at schools. In a statement titled Biden-⁠Harris Administration Launches New Efforts to Strengthen America’s K-12 Schools’ Cybersecurity, the White House said that administration leaders, school administrators, educators, and education technology providers will convene at the White House to discuss how to strengthen the nation’s schools’ cybersecurity amidst growing ransomware attacks.

To access the White House statement, click here.

To access K-12 Digital Infrastructure Brief: Defensible and Resilient, click here.

Additional K-12 Digital Infrastructure Briefs
K-12 Digital Infrastructure: Adequate and Future Proof
K-12 Digital Infrastructure: Privacy Enhancing, Interoperable, and Useful