About the Author
David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.
He can be reached at email@example.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).
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Digital intrusions, malware, ransomware and the risks of living in a connected world have come to K–12 education and are becoming more threatening as school districts make greater use of advanced technology. IT departments can be challenged by the complexities and urgencies of securing K–12 learning environments. However, a Cybersecurity Framework created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can help organize and simplify their security planning and implement the right measures.