Does your school have clearly stated educational goals and values that guide security decisions and connect security practices to teaching & learning priorities?

The Self-Assessment Checklist (developed by COSN) is a multi-part, 100-point scale that evaluates school network security goals, plans, and overall implementation across the following four components:



Check List

1. Management

2. Technology

3. Business Continuity

4. Stakeholder/End User


The technology checklist includes items such as:

Are all wireless access points fully encrypted (to WPA standards, or better)?

Are web filters in place to comply with legal requirements, with the ability for authorized overrides?

Is your VPN configured to provide secure access to all authorized remote users?


The check list can be downloaded at: