CoSN Cybersecurity Toolkit

Organization: Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Published: March 30, 2017

CoSN’s set of fundamental resources to help school districts protect against cyberthreats and develop effective security programs.

The resources include:

  • A planning rubric providing a comprehensive set of action areas required for a complete security plan, describing what those elements might look like at basic, developing, adequate and advanced levels
  • A planning template—a structure for identifying the steps necessary to address each of the areas of the planning rubric
  • Self-assessment—a 100-point quiz for districts to assess where they are in implementing their security plan
  • An infographic outlining the importance of cybersecurity for districts, including the potential liability of district and school leaders in the event of a student data breach