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September / October 2021 Volume 85 , No . 4
GOVERNING BOARD
PRESIDENT Dr . Art Levinowitz , Upper Dublin SD
PRESIDENT-ELECT David Hein , Parkland SD
VICE PRESIDENT Daniel O ’ Keefe , Northgate SD
TREASURER Mike Gossert , Cumberland Valley SD

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Cybersecurity : a new school safety frontier
Is your district ready for a cyberattack ? If not , it ’ s time to prepare a response plan as ransomware , phishing and malware attacks are on the rise , especially on school districts . According to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center , there were 408 publicly disclosed school incidents in 2020 , including student and staff data breaches , ransomware and other malware outbreaks , phishing attacks and other social engineering scams , denial-of-service attacks , and more – an 18 % increase from 2019 .
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The rise of districtbased online learning programs
Even with overall enrollments projected to be much lower in the coming year , district-offered cyber options , with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous instruction , have quickly become the expectation rather than the exception . Staffing such

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