October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month(NCSAM) is commemorating its 15th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online while increasing the resiliency of the Nation during cyber-threats.

Want to know about Cybersecurity in K-12 education? Check out these resources for more information:

CYBER PATRIOT 

CyberPatriot the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.


SUDO CYBER

Sudo CYBER offers students the chance to gain exposure to and explore the range of careers available to them in cybersecurity while building skills that complement their classroom learning. They will discover the important roles played by non-IT elements within organizations and begin to understand how workers at all levels of businesses and organizations contribute to the maintenance of safe security postures.


Consortium for School Networking COSN – School/District Resources

Cybersecurity in K-12 Education Syllabus

Cyber Insurance Guidelines

Getting Started with Cyber Security 

Top 5  Cybersecurity Threats for Schools 

  • Phishing
  • DDoS
  • Data Breach
  • Ransomware
  • IOT

 

STOP.THINK.CONNECT 

A national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.

The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ Toolkit   Materials by Cyber Topic and Audience


NICERC

National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center  (NICERC) focuses on STEM Curriculum design, Computer Science Curriculum design, Cyber Curriculum design, professional development, and collaboration in K-12 education.

Teacher Resources 

Educator Professional Development 

Cyber Society

Cyber Literacy 1

Cyber Literacy 2


Weekly Themes  – StaySafe Online

National Cybersecurity Alliance – StaySafe Online

Weekly Themes


TCEA Cybersecurity Blog Post 

An extensive list of resources at TCEA’s Blog


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sudo Cyber CTSO Fall Conference October 12th Catalyst Campus, Colorado Springs

NICE K12 Cyber Security Education Conference, December 3-4, 2018, San Antonio, TX

Christine Schein

Christine Schein

Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist at Colorado Department of Education
Christine Schein is a Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist with the Colorado Department of Education. She has a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Information Technology and School Library Media. Although her undergraduate degree is in Sociology/Criminal Justice and her work experience spans various business fields, her real passion is students and their future as responsible citizens in the world. She has presented at numerous conferences including ISTE, AASL, CoSN, CASE, and InnEdCo. Christine also has CoSN’s CETL certification.
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