K-12 Cybersecurity Cost Report

CoSN’s 2019 K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report, released in April 2019, identified cybersecurity as the number one priority for school system technology administrators. Following up on this finding, CoSN conducted…
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COVID-19 Back to School Survey Report

To gauge the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, CoSN conducted a short survey of IT Leaders focused on school systems’ needs, expectations and approaches to Fall 2020 Back-to-School. The results…
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The Impact of Cyber-Physical Security Systems on IT Infrastructure

Cyber-Physical Security System (CPSS) management requires close coordination between the district leadership, facilities personnel, and IT staff. The interaction of physical and cyber systems can add significant complexity to school…
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What are Cyber-Physical Security Systems?

In the wake of school shootings, bullying, natural disasters, and other threats, districts are increasingly turning toward technological systems to enhance the safety of their campuses. These technological systems, know…
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Cyber Safety: Seven Security Steps

Remote learning and remote work bring an increased range of online activities into the home. Teachers, students, and their families are at increased risk for cybersecurity attacks and exploits. These…
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Cyber Safety Social Media Messaging Campaign

A common challenge for all organizations is providing consistent messaging about cybersecurity. This social media campaign is designed with pre-written messages that districts can use as is or customize to…
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Cyber Insurance Guidelines

Security breaches and incidents are a constant challenge for CTO’s. Cyber insurance is an effective way to protect schools or districts from incurring a significant financial burden. Learn more about…
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Ransomware Brief

It’s been described as the “number one online threat targeting public and private organizations.” It’s led to critical system outages, the release of student data, the complete shutdown of learning,…
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Privacy and Online Tracking

Online tracking and its relationship to privacy are making news with increasing frequency. There are a range of tracking technologies available, used in a variety of ways, and each with…
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Google Analytics and Privacy: What School EdTech Leaders Need to Know

Google Analytics provides information on visitors to a website or app, including the number of unique and repeat visitors, referring sites, most frequent pages visited, what browser a visitor is…
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