President signs K-12 Cybersecurity Act into Law

President Biden signed the K12 Cybersecurity Act which should strengthen the cybersecurity of US K-12 schools. This includes assessing the cybersecurity risks effecting K-12 schools such as securing information systems and protecting student and employee data. Other goals include developing guidelines for this sector to minimize risks, publishing an online training toolkit, and posting the assessment findings and recommendations online. All this effort will be under the direction of the CISA director. Currently most schools lack cyber awareness and training and are often the targets of malware and ransomware attacks.
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