Cybersecurity Mission:  The mission of the Sweeny ISD Technology Operations Department is to reduce the vulnerability of the SISD network environment, implement state-mandated cybersecurity policies and cybersecurity defense systems that neutralize advanced threats, thereby contributing to the protection of student, staff, and district information. 

Staff Cybersecurity Training
House Bill 3834, passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, requires local government employees (School District employees) and elected officials (School Board Members) to take annual cybersecurity training. Sweeny ISD complies with these requirements through our approved online training partner, KnowBe4.

KnowBe4 Login

Safer Internet Day - February 8, 2022

From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.  Resources:
Games for Learning about Safer Internet Day

Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign - "Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart"

Working Remotely Tips
Here are the ten basic habits you should adopt to help keep your cyber world secure.

1.  Keep operating systems and application software up to date.
2.  Install and regularly update anti-virus and firewall protection on all computers.
3.  Set your browser to use medium or high security settings and to automatically install updates.
4.  Turn on the pop-up blocker.
5.  If you use social media, don’t share your full e-mail contact list – it could lead to you and your contacts receiving spam and phishing e-mails.
6.  Use social media privacy controls to limit who can see your online profile and posts.
7.  When using a wireless router device, follow the owner’s manual to securely set up your wireless network.
8.  Create secure passwords, at least eight characters long, that use a combination of letters (upper and lowercase), special characters, numbers and punctuation.
9.  Create passwords that are easy for you to remember and difficult for cybercriminals to decipher, but never your Social Security Number, phone number, bank account or other numbers that could help an identity thief.
10.  Stay up-to-date on cyber-security information.