Minnesota Lawmakers considering School Cybersecurity funding

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota lawmakers are considering funding to improve cybersecurity in the state's public and charter schools.

Grants for building and cybersecurity improvements amounting to 35-million dollars have been included in the omnibus education finance bill.

Minnesota IT Services is recommending that districts educate personnel on cyber-awareness, as they are often the gateway into a system.

State officials are also recommending that districts use multi factor authentication and improving patches to their networks.