Advance Threat Protection for Cyber Threats and Attacks

In an effort to keep educational data safe and minimize cyber threats/attacks through the K-12 network, the following guidelines must be followed statewide.

  • All computers and servers must have all operating system updates and patches installed.

  • All computers running Windows 7 or an older operating system must be updated to a currently supported operating system.

  • All servers running an operating system that is no longer supported by the manufacturer must be updated to a currently supported operating system.

  • Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will be provided by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) to all counties. The WVDE goal is to have the ATP installed in every county within the next ninety days.

  • All cyber threats/attacks must be reported to the Office of Infrastructure and Network Operations by calling 304-957-1000. Please leave a message providing the county’s name, the county contact person, the return phone number to call, and a brief description of the cyber issue. This call will be given a case and priority number. Upon receipt of the voicemail message, the identified county contact will be called.

Questions/Concerns

If you have any questions about cyber threats/attacks or ATP, please contact the Office of Infrastructure and Network Operations at 304-558-3705.

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K-12 Cyber Incident Map

The K-12 Cyber Incident Map is a visualization of cybersecurity-related incidents reported about U.S. K-12 public schools and districts from 2016 to the present.
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