29 Jan 2024
Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Cybersecurity Guidance

Within the realm of education, comprehensive cybersecurity plans play a pivotal role in mitigating the impact of potential cyber attacks, safeguarding mission-critical data, and ensuring the continuity of educational services.

Robust cybersecurity plans of this kind necessitate meticulous risk assessments, routine vulnerability identification, and the implementation of proactive measures to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber incidents.

For K-12 educational institutions, reaching this level of cybersecurity can be a substantial challenge without a clear vision or actionable strategies.

The LTC CyberGuide provides both, allowing institutional leaders to efficiently enhance their cybersecurity posture before a cyber incident occurs. In this free resource, you’ll find step-by-step guidance on how to plan for and implement key aspects of cybersecurity policy, including:

  • Risk assessment and auditing
  • Professional development
  • Insurance acquisition
  • Incident response and disaster recovery planning

For institutions interested at enhancing their cybersecurity policies and procedures, this guide also includes strategies and recommendations for upgrading individual cybersecurity elements, including:

  • Network security
  • Physical IT security
  • Access control
  • Content filtering
  • Penetration testing
  • Phishing campaigns and scam prevention
  • Endpoint security
  • Email security
  • Mobile device management
  • Software update management

With this guide in hand, K-12 districts can confidently strengthen their cybersecurity while also establishing a frameworks for future enhancements based on routine auditing and evaluation of the current threat environment.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Eric provides a multitude of services to help Illinois public school districts improve their overall security posture and maturity, including through the implementation of standards, frameworks, and industry best practices.