US President Joe Biden has signed the K-12 Cybersecurity Act into law, which sets out four goals aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of K-12 educational institutions in the United States.
The first aim is for the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to investigate the cybersecurity risks facing K-12 schools within 120 days of the act taking effect.
As part of that study, the director of CISA will explore the challenges facing the education sector. This includes accessing information systems and protecting sensitive records of students and staff, as well as setting safety rules online.
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