The Center for Internet Security (CIS) collected first-hand data for the 2022-2023 school year through the Nationwide Cybersecurity Review (NCSR), feedback from MS-ISAC members, and data from the CIS Security Operations Center (CIS SOC). This data empowers K-12 leaders to make informed decisions regarding cyber risk. It provides K-12 IT and cybersecurity professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the cyber threat landscape and practical guidance for evolving their cybersecurity maturity.

Putting K-12 Cyber Threat Trends into Focus

K-12 leaders and IT and cyber professionals have faced significant challenges over the last several years. The complexities of shifting between in-person, virtual, and hybrid schooling have been met with an increasingly complicated and evolving cyber threat landscape where K-12 schools have become primary targets of cyber threat actors (CTAs). Many K-12 entities don't have the funds, expertise, or personnel to tackle these threats alone.

Fortunately, our "K-12 Report: CIS MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Assessment of the 2022–2023 School Year" is here to help. It breaks down the K-12 cyber threat landscape, shedding light on the following:

  • Common security concerns
  • Malware attacks
  • Non-malware threat activity
  • Web security threats
  • Cyber insurance policy purchasing habits
  • And more

Additionally, the report discusses how K-12 organizations can join the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and use membership resources to strengthen their cybersecurity posture at no cost to them.

Fill out the form below to explore the state of cybersecurity for K-12 schools and how organizations in this sector can improve their cyber defenses.

Complete the form below to access the report.

^ Terms of Use.
^ By submitting the form, I have reviewed the CIS Privacy Notice, which details the way in which CIS utilizes personal data, including the use of standard web beacons.

* Indicates required field

If you experience any issues during registration, please contact us at