Greenville County Schools recognized as champion in cyber security

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville County Schools is the first K-12 organization in the nation to be recognized as a 2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion, it was recently announced. 

As a Champion, the district is part of a prestigious group of national corporations, including Dell, Google, MetLife, Merck, Verizon, Intel Security, and Raytheon.

“Securing the K-12 network is a great challenge due to the many different user devices and the increasing inclusion of Internet material in the classroom,” said Bill Brown, executive director of GCS' Education Technology Services. “We also face the challenge of finding the most cost-effective ways to guard against increasingly sophisticated cyber security threats to the K-12 network."

The GCS Information Security program focuses on security awareness and education on the topics of cyberbullying, cyberdangers, and safe technology use. Team members make age-appropriate presentations that promote general cyber security awareness, digital literacy, and responsible digital citizenry to elementary, middle, and high school students. Specific topics include safe internet use (such as privacy settings, posting your geographic location, speaking with strangers), safe device use, social networking interaction, cyber-bullying, posting of photos, and inappropriate posting.

Click here for a list of all NCSAM 2014 Cyber Security Champions.

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