Cybersecurity

The Learning Technology Center supports Illinois districts through cybersecurity-related technology services, resources, and professional development.

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Reasonable Security Practices
The Learning Technology Center selected 43 security best practices that all districts should implement to comply with the Student Online Personal Protection Act. The practices align with CIS Controls, a globally recognized cybersecurity standard, and are vetted by Illinois school district technology leaders.

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Chris Wherley
Director, Technology Services
cwherley@ltcillinois.org

Cybersecurity Online Courses

The Learning Technology Center, in partnership with the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) and Ed Leaders Network, developed two cybersecurity online courses that are available to all Illinois educators. Learn more about LTC Online Courses.

Cybersecurity for Administrators

Self-Paced / 2PD Hours / Free
This course is designed to help administrators understand common cybersecurity threats and appropriate responses. This course will also provide foundational best practices to secure student data. This course was created in partnership by Ed Leaders Network, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology, Illinois Principals Association, and the Learning Technology Center.
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Cybersecurity for Educators

Self-Paced / 2PD Hours / Free
This course is designed to help educators understand common cybersecurity threats and appropriate responses. This course will also provide foundational best practices to secure student data. This course was created in partnership by Ed Leaders Network, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology, Illinois Principals Association, and the Learning Technology Center.
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Upcoming Cybersecurity Events

Thu 29
Jan 13

SecurED Schools

January 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 14, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

Cybersecurity Resources for School Districts

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Reasonable Security Practices

The Learning Technology Center selected 43 security best practices that all districts should implement to comply with the Student Online Personal Protection Act. The practices align with CIS Controls, a globally recognized cybersecurity standard, and are vetted by Illinois school district technology leaders.

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Best Practices

CIS Controls V7.1 Implementation Groups

The CIS Controls Implementation Groups take a “horizontal” look across all of the CIS Controls and identify a set of Sub-Controls to provide a simple and accessible way to help organizations of different classes focus their security resources.

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CSAT – CIS Controls Self-Assessment Tool

The CIS Controls Self-Assessment Tool, or CIS CSAT, is a free web application that enables security leaders to track and prioritize their implementation of the CIS Controls. For each CIS Control and sub-control, CSAT helps organizations track its documentation, implementation, automation, and reporting.

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