Cyber Security is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect personal information and to support students, families and communities in the cyberdomain. The rapid pace of technological change is leading to schools facing new challenges in identifying threats, protecting personal information, and promoting the positive and responsible use of technology by staff and students. The Center for Safe Schools provides resources, information and best practices on how schools and districts can be aware of potential threats, take preventative measures and be prepared to respond if needed.
Key components of Cyber Security include:
- Risk assessments
- Identification and understanding of new and existing cyberthreats
- Safe and secure data storage and sharing
- Responding to threats and security breaches
- Promoting responsible behavior for staff and students in cyberspace
- Services and technology