August 12

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Cybersecurity breaches are an unfortunate reality for all industries, with ransomware increasingly the go-to mode of attack for cybercriminals. But K-12 schools are disproportionately affected by cybercrime. More than 500 K-12 schools were victimized by ransomware in 2019 alone.

Why do cybercriminals focus on school districts? What is it about K-12 education that makes these entities such attractive targets?

Join the Center for Digital Education on August 12 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern for part 2 of a two-part series on how K-12 school districts can better protect their students, faculty, staff and systems from cybersecurity threats. We’ll discuss how school leaders can educate themselves on why and how attacks happen and equip themselves with the tools to help prevent them in the future.

Register now and you’ll hear:

  • How attack trends have adapted over the last year
  • Who is perpetuating these attacks and how they are successful
  • What can be done from a defense perspective to mitigate (and ideally prevent) future attacks


Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education and Chief Information and Strategy Office, Santa Fe Public Schools

Jason Rivera

Jason Rivera

Global Director, Strategic Threat Advisory Group, CrowdStrike