Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Jim Langevin, D-R.I., urged Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in an April 1 letter to address the growing cybersecurity threat facing K-12 schools by issuing guidance that will give K-12 schools more confidence in making investments in increased cybersecurity measures.

A new report from the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center found that there was a surge in cyberattacks against K-12 schools and that changes in education modalities due to the pandemic are largely to blame.

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