Cloudflare Announces Project Cybersafe Schools to Better Secure K-12 School Districts For Free

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New Impact Initiative commits to protecting vulnerable school districts in the United States

India, August 9th, 2023: Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, introduced a new initiative aimed at improving cybersecurity for K–12 public school districts at no cost: Project Cybersafe Schools. This new program will provide a suite of Zero Trust cybersecurity solutions to give small school districts faster, safer Internet browsing and email security—at no cost and with no time limit.

Unlike many colleges, universities, and larger school districts, smaller school districts often lack the capacity or funding to protect against cyber threats, making schools a prime target for cybercriminals. In Q2 2023 alone, Cloudflare blocked an average of 70 million cyberthreats each day targeting the U.S. education sector. On August 7, the White House hosted its Back to School Safely: Cybersecurity for K–12 Schools event. With Project Cybersafe Schools, Cloudflare shared their commitment with the White House to help under-resourced and vulnerable schools better secure themselves.

Every day, our schools face cyberattacks that can slow Internet access, threaten leaks of confidential student data, and hinder their ability to teach children in a secure online space,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “As another school year is set to begin, we are committed—in tandem with the White House—to helping our nation’s schools better protect themselves so they can focus on what they do best: teaching students.”

Eligible school districts will have access to Zero Trust cybersecurity services for free and with no time limit to help them:

  • Safeguard inboxes from targeted cyberattacks with cloud email security that protects against a broad spectrum of threats, including multichannel phishing, credential harvesting, and other targeted attacks.
  • Stop the leak of confidential student data by preemptively blocking phishing, Business Email Compromise attacks, malware-less fraud, and other incessant attacks.
  • Improve the overall Internet browsing experience by preventing users from reaching unwanted or harmful online content like ransomware or phishing sites with DNS filtering.

To be eligible, Project CyberSafe School participants must be K–12 public school districts located in the United States with up to 2,500 students in the district. The offerings to eligible school districts will be at no cost, with no time limit, and can be used as a technology protection mechanism for Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance.

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