Flip the Script on Cyber Attacks

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Education is listed in the top five most targeted industries for a cyber attack? A cyber breach can wreak havoc on a public school system — compromising students’ private information, diminishing a community’s confidence in the school, and ultimately costing the district and the Pool membership thousands of dollars.

The arrival of the global pandemic has provided cybercriminals with the perfect cover for ramping up email attacks. According to Beazley, SET SEG’s trusted cyber security partner, since the increase in remote work, employees have been more likely to fall for social engineering scams, or email phishing techniques used to manipulate someone into providing confidential information like log-in credentials. SET SEG members have access to a team of nationwide industry experts, robust tools, and local support to help grow and strengthen cyber security within their organization.

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Customized Member Resource Center

Though they’re the largest at-risk group, your employees also provide the most powerful first line of defense to protect against cyber hackers and misuses of sensitive information. Access the SET SEG COVID-19 Resource Center for:

  • Best practices to address new risks and exposures as a result of COVID-19.
  • Security checklists, handouts, videos and more that address IT equipment and cyber security in a remote work environment.


KnowBe4: Security Awareness Training

Phishing continues to be one of the greatest risks for organizations and one where employees pose the greatest vulnerability. SET SEG provides members discounted access to KnowBe4, the world’s largest integrated platform for security awareness training. This training combines a library of information with simulated phishing attacks to teach employees to make smarter security decisions every day.

To access your discount or learn more information, click here.

Breach Response Team

A cyber breach isn’t always a disaster, but mishandling it is. To ensure an immediate and proficient response to a cyber attack, SET SEG members have access to our partner, Beazley, a global company that utilizes its own in-house breach response team to resolve any cyber incidents with a member district.

For additional resources and a list of cyber security best practices, visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.



SET SEG is proud to serve on a task force organized by Michigan Education Technology Leaders (METL), a workgroup of Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA), to develop a guide to help Michigan K-12 school districts identify and improve their cybersecurity practices.

MISecure.org lists a variety of resources, from essential cybersecurity practices for K-12 to assessments and guides to implement in your organization. To learn more about this tool created for Michigan schools by Michigan technology experts, visit misecure.org/resources.

SET SEG Cyber Coverage

SET SEG’s cyber coverage is designed to respond to various forms of attack on personal data, and organization-wide IT infrastructure. Expenses arising from compromised Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and ransomware/extortion attack costs are covered, subject to policy conditions and limits.

If you believe a breach has occurred or your systems have been compromised, please notify SET SEG immediately. Legal and computer forensic reviews will be conducted to determine the extent of the damage and appropriate next steps.