Episode 71: Advancing K-12 Cybersecurity Through Community

In episode 71 of Cybersecurity Where You Are, co-hosts Sean Atkinson and Tony Sager are joined by Carlos Kizzee, SVP for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®) Strategy & Plans at the Center for Internet Security® (CIS®); Dr. Bhargav Vyas, Assistant Superintendent for Compliance and Information Systems as well as Data Protection Officer at Monroe-Woodbury Central School District; and Terry Loftus, Assistant Superintendent & Chief Information Officer of Integrated Technology Services for the San Diego County Office of Education.

Together, they discuss how our publication, "K-12 Report: A Cybersecurity Assessment of the 2021-2022 School Year," facilitates better decision-making around K-12 cybersecurity. They begin by considering some common cybersecurity challenges for K-12 organizations, most notably a lack of funding and skilled personnel. From there, they reflect on how entities in this sector have grown their cybersecurity maturity despite those obstacles over the past few years. Their conversation ends with guidance for getting started with a K-12 cybersecurity program.






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