Government Responds to Cybersecurity Attacks on K-12 Schools

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In August, the Biden Administration announced a new plan to improve cybersecurity measures in K-12 schools. But why?

The new plan was introduced in response to increased cybersecurity attacks on schools. Cybercriminals target children’s information as their information is much more valuable, particularly the lack of credit history. With this information, cybercriminals can apply for government benefits and open unauthorized bank accounts and credit cards. The question remains: Will federal funding be enough to prevent cyber attacks on schools?

Read why Nir Kshetri, Professor of Management at the University of North Carolina, believes the government’s efforts fall short.

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Computer Science major at Fordham University. Working in the Office of Information Technology as an IT Risk Analyst Assistant.

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