Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., joined Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Zach Nunn, R-Iowa, to reintroduce bipartisan legislation on April 18 that tasks the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) with establishing a school cybersecurity improvement program.

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded another $24 million in funding for the Emergency Connectivity Program (ECP), which provides digital services to students nationwide.

cybersecurity

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a Nov. 16 report that Federal agencies need to up their ransomware assistance for state, local, Tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government organizations – including schools – by improving interagency collaboration, awareness, outreach, communication, and coordination with schools.

The United States K-12 sector saw a three percent increase in cybersecurity maturity from 2021 to 2022 with schools generally performing well in identity management and access control, awareness and training, and business environment. 

A Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) funded diversity program has expanded to 10 additional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) after its initial launch last year, according to a Sept. 21 press release from CYBER.ORG.

1 2 3 4 5 6

Stay Connected

Twitterfacebook