The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is excited to announce Arkansas’ first P-12 Cyber Threat Response Team! This team represents a collaborative effort among Arkansas Cooperative Technology Coordinators, Arkansas Team Digital, and the Arkansas Division of Information Systems (DIS). The Cyber Threat Response Team is a small group of IT professionals who are willing and ready to provide onsite support, at no cost to the school district, whenever an Arkansas school district is faced with a cyber threat.
Any school district facing a cyber threat can activate the Cyber Threat Response Team by contacting their local DIS Field Technician or Co-op Technology Coordinator. Upon request, the Cyber Threat Response Team will send our Cyber Threat First Responders to help isolate the incident, assess the damage, recover network/data/systems when possible, and implement prevention strategies.
P-12 Cyber Threat First Responders
Leon Brown (email@example.com)
Tim Vent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alan Floyd (email@example.com)
Sam Karnatz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nathan Cline (email@example.com)
Allen Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jonathan Miller (email@example.com)
Evan Patrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It is the request of DESE and the P-12 Cyber Threat Response Team that each school district communicates with their DIS Field Technician or Co-op Technology Coordinator any time they are experiencing a cyber attack (regardless if onsite support is needed). It is important that we all communicate to better protect one another. Information collected through the P-12 Cyber Threat Response Team will only be used to inform and protect Arkansas school districts. No school district should feel alone when facing a cyber attack.