Fixing the K–12 Cybersecurity Problem

October 26, 2023
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CISA’s Secure by Design pledge commits manufacturers to improving K–12 cybersecurity

Key points:

  • K–12 cybersecurity is of paramount importance in digital classrooms
  • A secure by design approach can help reduce cybersecurity risks
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In early September, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced a voluntary pledge for K–12 education technology software manufacturers to commit to designing products with a greater focus on security. In the announcement, CISA mentioned that six leaders in the education software industry had already committed to the pledge: PowerSchool, ClassLink, Clever, GG4L, Instructure, and D2L.

About ClassLink

ClassLink is a global education provider of identity and analytics products that create more time for learning and help schools better understand digital engagement. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer instant access to apps and files with single sign-on, streamline class rostering, automate account provisioning, and provide actionable analytics. ClassLink empowers 21 million students and staff in over 2,600 school systems. Visit to learn more.

About ClassLink


ClassLink is a trademark of ClassLink, Inc.