The United States’ K-12 education system plays a crucial role in the country’s future prosperity and strength. With the advent of advanced networking technologies, school districts have been able to improve the learning experience and become more efficient. However, these technological advancements also introduce new risks, particularly in the form of cyberattacks.
Cyberattacks have strained resources and impacted the delivery of critical education services across the nation. To address this issue, Congress passed the K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021, which requires the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to report on cybersecurity risks facing elementary and secondary schools to develop recommendations to help better protect these institutions.