ALERT: K12 SCHOOLS UNDER ATTACK

ALERT: K12 SCHOOLS UNDER ATTACK

New California Cybersecurity Law

New California Cybersecurity Law

Threat actors are targeting K12 institutions because they have concluded schools have inadequate cybersecurity and can be easily exploited.

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) cyberattack is the tip of the iceberg. Threat actors broke into the network, stole 500 gigabytes of confidential and personal information of students and installed ransomware, demanded a ransom payment and disrupted school operations.

This attack exemplifies the risk faced by K12 institutions in California and rest of the nation.

ASSEMBLY BILL 2355

This is why California enacted on September 23, 2022, Assembly Bill 2355, School Cybersecurity, into law by adding Article 8.5 to Section 35265 of the Education Code in California.

The new law mandates reporting of a cyberattack impacting more than 500 pupils or personnel to the California Cybersecurity Integration Center

A cyberattack is any unauthorized access causing alteration, deletion, damage or destruction of a computer system, network, program or data or unauthorized denial of access to legitimate users. In other words, a denial of service, website defacement or manipulation, data theft, ransomware, insider abuse, among other incidents must be reported.

Source: K12 Security Information Exchange

A total of 1,331 publicly-disclosed cyber incidents affecting U.S. school districts occurred in 2021.

A total of 1,331 publicly-disclosed cyber incidents affecting U.S. school districts occurred in 2021.

This equates to a rate of more than one K12 cyber incident per school day.

Every school district, charter school or county education office in California needs to take steps to attain and maintain compliance with the new law and stay safe from cyber threats.

83%

of all malware attacks were targeted to education sector as of April 2022, impacting over 7.2 million devices.

SOURCE: MICROSOFT

FBI & CISA

issued an alert that cyber gangs such as Vice Society were expected to ramp up attacks against K-12 institutions.

SOURCE: FBI & CISA

OVER 60%

of K12 institutions in California have common vulnerabilities, based on a scan of 3,898 websites.

SOURCE: CYBERCATCH

NOW AVAILABLE!

California K12 Vulnerabilities Report

The California K12 Vulnerabilities Report focused on public schools, charter schools, and school districts in the Top 20 Counties in California based on population size.

The California K12 Vulnerabilities Report is the first ever study of cybersecurity deficiencies detected from the outside-in at K12 Institutions.

GET YOUR COPY NOW!

CyberCatch utilized its innovative and proprietary “outside-in” vulnerabilities scanning tool, CyberXRay, to scan 3,898 websites of school districts, public and charter schools in top 20 counties with the largest populations.

The scope of the CyberXRay scan was to focus on detecting common security weaknesses that could cause significant vulnerabilities, that if left unaddressed, attackers very likely would exploit.

CyberCatch is the most effective and highly affordable solution to attain and maintain compliance and mitigate cyber risk.

With CyberCatch, you attain and maintain compliance with California's school cybersecurity law and stay safe from cyberattacks, with unlimited and continuous support from the Virtual CISO team of cybersecurity experts.

Highly Effective Solution, Most Affordable Pricing

Highly Effective Solution, Most Affordable Pricing

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BONUS!

As a K12 Institution, upon sign-up you will receive a complimentary subscription to Cyber Incident Simulator!

The world’s first 3D virtual table-top exercise simulation to test your incident response plan in 90 minutes or less, so you can find and fix the deficiencies before it is too late.

BONUS!

As a K12 Institution, upon sign-up you will receive a complimentary subscription to Cyber Incident Simulator!

The world’s first 3D virtual table-top exercise simulation to test your incident response plan in 90 minutes or less, so you can find and fix the deficiencies before it is too late.

Protect your school, staff, and students to ensure your continuing success. Sign up for CyberCatch today!