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ICP Component 7: Cyber Security

Component Description and Rationale

Guidance for LEAs and charter schools to incorporate cyber security Critical Success Factors and best practices must be a key component of the ICP. LEAs and charter schools will need to develop and integrate cyber and information security plans and strategies as well as all relevant/necessary cyber security controls. This will ensure continuity of learning that includes standard, in-person learning.

Critical Success Factors/Action Steps Required in the Component

  • Identify recommended national and state cyber security framework standards to be adopted by school LEAs and charter schools.
  • Include a business continuity plan tailored to LEA operations.
  • Include an incident response plan tailored to LEA operations.
  • Stipulate all cyber security-related policies and procedures aimed at safeguarding the entire LEA information system and IT infrastructure.
  • Include an executive summary of the LEA’s current security posture.
  • Include current plan of actions and milestones for cyber security improvements to maximize ICP effectiveness.