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Wed, 08 Feb



The State of Cybersecurity in K-12 Education

The State of Cybersecurity in K-12 Education: The Need for a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Standard for Education Technologies

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The State of Cybersecurity in K-12 Education
The State of Cybersecurity in K-12 Education

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08 Feb 2023, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT


About the event

The growing dependence of K-12 schools (kindergarten, primary and secondary education) on digital technologies has led to increased cybercrime. Unlike other information and communication technology sectors, the EdTech industry tends to escape critical research enquiry as well as governmental scrutiny. EdTech businesses work in a fast-paced, relatively unregulated environment and their cybersecurity measures remain largely unknown. Instead, the state of cybersecurity in K- 12 education is often seen from the perspective of what the education community – teachers, school administrators, and students – does or doesn’t do to prevent and minimise cyber insecurity.

This webinar will discuss the recent report (Hillman, 2022) on the state of cybersecurity in education by bringing all major stakeholders in education including EdTech businesses, K-12 education representatives, policymakers, and organisations providing cybersecurity initiatives and programs that aim to prevent cyber insecurity in education. The webinar will also showcase the work of GESS, an international working group with members from the education community in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, who have been working hard to map major global cybersecurity frameworks and develop one that is dedicated to the EdTech sector and K-12 education.

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