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North Dakota Mandates K-12 Cybersecurity Curriculum

First state in the nation to do so.

This is an interesting development: “North Dakota is first state to approve required cybersecurity education.”

I am positive that other states will replicate North Dakota’s legislative actions in the coming months. It is a natural progression, given all the threats and nefarious actions by criminals and nation-states to scam money from individuals and institutions.

The question I have (I was educated as a teacher, by the way) is where do you put the curriculum? In science, social studies, math perhaps? How about as a word problem: “If Johnny is asked for $10 in ransom money, and he only has $5 in his piggy bank, how much more money does Johnny need to get from his parents to pay the ransom?”

Reading, writing, arithmetic and cybersecurity are the order of the day.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.