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K-12 SCHOOLS ARE EXPERIENCING A SIGNIFICANT RISE IN CYBER BREACHES

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Data & Statistics reported/outlined by The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center

2018 revealed that school districts are not immune to the same types of data breaches and cybersecurity incidents plaguing the most technologically advanced and well-resourced corporations and government agencies. During 2018, the misuse and abuse of school technology and IT systems resulted in 122 publicly-disclosed K-12 cybersecurity incidents (across 38 states, including NJ). This equates to a rate of about one new publicly-reported incident every three days. The actual circumstances are far worse, given many institutions do not report incidents.

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