The State of Cybersecurity in K-12 & Higher Education
By Mack Peterman, Regan McGovern, Jordan Christian, Lexi Rutkowski, and Saurabh Pethe
The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Created as a joint project between the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) and students of Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management program, this whitepaper seeks to provide a high-level overview of the current state of cybersecurity for educational institutions, both K-12 and Higher Education, in the United States. Through open-source research, interviews with subject matter experts and industry leaders, and Threat Intelligence work, risks to both K-12 and Higher Education are identified, and recommendations to better strengthen the cybersecurity of these institutions are provided.
WEBCAST: The webcast showcases the conclusions of the Spring 2022 Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University Capstone project of Mack Peterman, Regan McGovern, Jordan Christian, Lexi Rutkowski, and Saurabh Pethe that was conducted in collaboration with the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT).