Cyber security is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyber attacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal school processes. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging today because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.
Hallsville ISD's cybersecurity approach has multiple layers of protection spread across the computers, networks, programs, and data sources of our district. The people, processes, and technology all complement one another to create an effective defense from cyber attacks. Our unified threat management system is designed to automate integrations across applications and accelerate security operations functions such as detection, investigation, and remediation.
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Hallsville ISD Threat Model Proposal
In a world where cyber threats continue to grow in complexity and quantity each year, threat modeling is one of the most advantageous and practical tools we can use to shore up security. This threat model is designed to elevate Hallsville ISD’s security posture by cataloguing all assets within a given system that need to be protected, identifying by whom and what directions they might be attacked, and how exactly they can be safeguarded.
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NIST Cybersecurity Framework
This publication is the result of an ongoing collaborative effort involving industry, academia, and government. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched the project by convening private- and public-sector organizations and individuals in 2013. Published in 2014 and revised during 2017 and 2018, this Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity has relied upon eight public workshops, multiple Requests for Comment or Information, and thousands of direct interactions with stakeholders from across all sectors of the United States along with many sectors from around the world.
Texas Cybersecurity Framework
The Texas Cybersecurity Framework is a self-assessment to determine cybersecurity risks. This sample is populated with examples of how to rate yourself based on the 6 levels identified at the bottom of the first tab (SAMPLE TCF). Once you have rated yourself in all 40 objectives the graph help determine highest risks and prioritization for mitigation. The roadmap with help identify processes and documentation needed to reach 3.0 in each objective.
Hallsville ISD Threat Model (Draft)
This is the working document for the Hallsville ISD Threat Model Proposal. Users may freely submit comments for changes and updates that will be considered for future adoption.