Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Security Awareness Campaign


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Developing an effective security awareness program can significantly decrease the likelihood of a data breach or cyber attack within your organization. Successful implementation starts with creating awareness and is maintained through ongoing training. Building the human capital in this domain is one of the most effective practices in keeping your students safe.

"In order to protect our schools from cyber threats and data breaches, it is important for our education professionals to understand basic security principles. ADE's excellent campaign to teach educators the essentials of information security will minimize human error and reduce the chance of successful cyber attacks on our school districts." - Gov. Asa Hutchinson

What steps can I take to make sure that I am prepared?

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  1. STEP 1: Build Awareness and Leadership Support
  2. STEP 2: Complete a Risk Assessment and Data Inventory
  3. STEP 3: Develop an Incident Response Plan
  4. STEP 4: Provide Continuous Training


For more information, please contact:

Ray Girdler, Director of Technology Initiatives & Resources
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education
Research and Technology
423 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-4230
Fax: 501-682-3108

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