Securing K-12 Infrastructure and Data

Gone are the days when no one cared about the Internet, devices, and data of K-12 institutions.  For one reason or the other, the rate of attacks on K-12 infrastructure…
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It’s Not “If” But When You Will Be Hacked

It is not a matter of “IF” your school district is going to get hacked; it is a matter of “When”! At Window Rock Unified School District (WRUSD), we thought…
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Staying Safe While Online

Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact, co-led by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). As a Cybersecurity…
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Dear Superintendents: What I wish school leaders knew about cybersecurity

Welcome to National Cybersecurity Awareness month! Every October, The National Cybersecurity Alliance collaborates with government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their…
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3 Things You Can Do in Less Than 3 Hours of Work to Significantly Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

If cybersecurity seems like a never-ending, continuous process improvement effort, it is. There are many ways to reduce risk and improve your school system’s cybersecurity posture. Want to make significant…
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Back to School Blog

This year finally feels more like the typical beginning of school. Breathe, smile, and get ready to focus on your needs! To prepare yourselves and your teams for the ongoing…
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Return to School: Preparing for the Fall Term 2022, Part 2

Continued from https://www.cosn.org/are-you-systems-ready-for-fall-term-2022/  Taking care of basic reviews is essential to ensuring that schools, physical, remote and hybrid environments are prepared to sustain high performance and quality systems to support…
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Are Your Systems Ready for Fall Term 2022

Preparing for back-to-school requires careful planning and review of the systems that support in-person, remote and hybrid learning. As indicated in the COSN 2022 Student Home Connectivity Study, schools continue…
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CYBERSECURITY – OFFENSE IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE

CoSN’s 2021 IT leadership surveys found that cybersecurity remains a top concern among chief technology officers across the nation. I spoke with David, the Director of Information Services in a…
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To Infinity and Beyond

I attended and presented at the 2022 CoSN conference in Nashville. I’m eager to get back and bring what I learned and experienced to my team. In the meantime, I…
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