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The New K-12 Cybersecurity Framework for Education Using National Technology Standards

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Pennsylvania Convention Center, 125

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Cybersecurity Coalition for Education
K-12 Independent CTO, Project Director
@Frankie Jackson
Frankie Jackson is a nationally recognized Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in K-12, leading education technology initiatives for 25+ years at the state and national levels, working in large districts with students between 25K-116K. She currently serves as a Project Director for CoSN, the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Texas Education Technology Leaders. She also consults independently as an education technology leader and success advocate. As a member of CoSN’s policy committee and CoSN’s advisory board for Driving K-12 Innovation, she authors CTO instructional content and serves as a subject matter expert for CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) program.

Session description

With the overarching goal of uplifting the cybersecurity risk management practices of school districts by clarifying expectations for policy and practice, learn about the new K-12 cybersecurity framework designed for education. Aligned with the National Institute for Standards and Technology, this session will drive innovative change and systemic improvement.

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session will be to present a cybersecurity framework for education that is designed to uplift the cybersecurity risk management practices
of school districts by clarifying expectations for policy and practice aligned to widely adopted cross-sector standards, specifically drawing from the National Institute for Standards and Technology, K12SIX, ISO 27001, Security Studio, CoSN's Trusted Learning Environment, and others. The objectives include describing the strategy for designing this framework and to seek buy-in at the highest level of the government, to support this new cybersecurity framework designed for education. Here are the objectives.

1. Build cybersecurity coalition of ed focused organizations
2. Build ed focused framework for cybersecurity standards
3. Build assessment rubric achievable for most schools
4. Build training resources for professionals to audit the assessment rubric
5. Establish governance and accountability for ongoing sustainability

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Outline

Within the presentation, each of the following objectives will be discussed in detail. Progress detailing the work that has been completed so far will be shared. All participants will be invited to join this coalition and be a champion for change.

1) Give an Introduction and explain the framework.
2) Discuss the challenges and layout a roadmap for improvement.
3) Review the five objectives.
4) Break out into interactive groups and collaborate about how we will accomplish these objectives.

- Build cybersecurity coalition of ed focused organizations
- Build ed focused framework for cybersecurity standards
-. Build assessment rubric achievable for most schools
- Build training resources for professionals to audit the assessment rubric
- Establish governance and accountability for ongoing sustainability

5) Share out and start an ongoing conversation to continue future collaborations.

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Supporting research

American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) for K-12 Education, services to support excellence in education: https://www.apqc.org/what-we-do/education-k-12-services.

National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) for Education Excellence: https://www.nist.gov/education.https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/self-assessing/baldrige-sector/education

CoSN Leadership Survey 2022: https://www.cosn.org/edtech-topics/state-of-edtech-leadership/

SETDA 2022 State EdTech Trends Report - https://www.setda.org/priorities/state-trends/

Priorities for CIOs in 2022 - https://www.cio.com/article/303215/8-top-priorities-for-cios-in-2022.html

Cyberthreats, viruses, and malware - Microsoft Security Intelligence - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats

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Session specifications

Topic:
Leadership
Grade level:
PK-12
Skill level:
Beginner
Audience:
Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices not needed
ISTE Standards:
For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Evaluate progress on the strategic plan, make course corrections, measure impact and scale effective approaches for using technology to transform learning.
Systems Designer
  • Protect privacy and security by ensuring that students and staff observe effective privacy and data management policies.
  • Establish partnerships that support the strategic vision, achieve learning priorities and improve operations.