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Welcome to Introduction to Cybersecurity for K-12 School System (Technology) Leaders!

K-12 school systems face a disproportionate impact from cybersecurity attacks. Bad actors are increasingly penetrating digital school systems to hack sensitive data, hold that data for ransom, and otherwise create chaos that threatens a school system’s ability to operate.

This free, 1-2 hour self-paced course was designed in response to those unique K-12 needs and challenges, providing a primer for school system leaders to understand, mitigate and respond to threats. Developed with subject matter experts from Sinclair College, this course will provide K-12 system leaders with the key knowledge and information needed to lead your school system forward in navigating this challenging but critical work.

Cybersecurity can be overwhelming for the uninitiated. This course highlights the most important concepts and practices for K-12 systems, while curating expert and authoritative third-party resources so you can exit the course with a plan for extended learning and system improvement. Whatever your technical skills and prior knowledge, this interactive and actionable course is designed to help grow both your individual and system abilities.

Course Outline