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Add “Cybersecurity” to Your Back-to-School List!

Are you ready for the new school year? NICCS is! With K-12 cybersecurity curricula and classroom resources, college and scholarship opportunities, and more training courses than ever before, NICCS has what you need to succeed throughout the school year.

As you prepare to head back to school, don’t forget to bring these cybersecurity tips with you (and don’t forget your lunch!):

  • Create strong passwords for new (and old) accounts.
  • Enable multi-factor authentication when possible.
  • Be suspicious of unsuspecting emails – double check links and attachments before opening.
  • Lock all devices when not in use (laptops, tablets, phones, etc.).
  • Keep all software and apps up to date.
  • Limit social media networks to people you actually know.

Staying safe online is an ongoing effort and not limited to the list above, however, remembering these tips while entering a new school year will help keep you and your information secure. When making your back-to-school list, don’t forget to add “cybersecurity”!

Looking for more?

If you are a teacher wanting to incorporate more cybersecurity-related concepts into your lesson plans, check out the Cybersecurity for Teachers page for:

  • Cybersecurity curricula and classroom materials.
  • Professional development workshops in your area.
  • Downloadable resources for K-12 students.

If you are a student interested in learning more about pursuing cybersecurity in college or as a career, check out the Cybersecurity for Students page for:

  • More than 300 nationally recognized colleges with cybersecurity scholarship opportunities.
  • Cyber career profiles with salary ranges, job growth potential, and the required technical and soft skills needed to succeed in the 21st century workforce.   
  • Interactive tools and resources to help plan your cybersecurity career path.

If you have any questions or need additional information for cybersecurity resources, please contact us at