Historic Summit Strengthens Collaboration to Enhance K-12 School Infrastructure and Protect Educational Data

On August 8, 2023, 10:30 AM ET, The White House livestreamed an event, Back to School Safely: Cybersecurity for K-12 Schools. First Lady Jill Biden, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, welcomed EdTech leaders and solution providers to share and discuss ways that they, along with federal, state, and local agencies can work together to strengthen K-12 education’s cybersecurity infrastructure amidst the growing number of cyberattacks that have targeted schools.  

Additionally, the US Department of Education Office of Education Technology released three K-12 Digital Infrastructure Briefs that cover the role of interoperability, cybersecurity, and privacy. These briefs are part of a national effort to create more secure and resilient digital ecosystems.

View some of the exciting moments captured below from this Cybersecurity Summit.

EdTech leaders from districts, states, nonprofits, and the private sector gathered for this historic event!

Politicians and policy makers gathered to discuss and strengthen cybersecurity infrastructure for K-12 school systems.