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PC Matic Becomes Partner of K12 Security Information Exchange

Partnership follows announcement of K12 SIX Essential Protections Series, which establishes baseline cybersecurity standards for K-12 educational institutions; Application whitelisting included as one of the dozen standards; PC Matic to support promotion of program and implementation of application whitelisting by K12 member institutions

Myrtle Beach, SC – Today, American cybersecurity firm PC Matic announced it has engaged with K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX) as an industry partner.

The announcement, formalizing the relationship between the cybersecurity software provider and the non-profit threat intelligence community, comes just after K12 SIX announced its “essential protections series.” This series, which was designed by the organization to establish baseline cybersecurity standards for U.S. school districts, provides pragmatic, actionable, and cost-effective implementation guidance to the organization’s member institutions.

Among the essential protections recommended by K12 SIX, PC Matic will work in partnership with the organization to provide application whitelisting guidance and support for its adoption and implementation in school settings.

“Schools across the country are faced with serious challenges in defending against growing cyber threats while dealing with limited resources,” said Corey Munson, PC Matic Vice President. “We applaud the efforts of K12 SIX to establish cybersecurity standards for K12 institutions and are proud to join forces with K12 SIX to promote this very important initiative.”

In addition to supporting the promotion of its standards and programs, PC Matic will also establish a data sharing relationship with the organization.

“The education sector has been under constant attack, and these standards are imperative to defending the nation’s school districts from cyber threats,” said Doug Levin, National Director of K12 SIX. “We’re proud to work together with PC Matic to advance this initiative.”

More information about PC Matic can be found here.

More information about K12 SIX can be found here.

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About PC Matic:

Founded in 1999, PC Matic is an American cybersecurity company focused on affordable preventative solutions to today’s cyber threats. PC Matic pioneered the cloud-based whitelist of applications, making application whitelisting affordable and easy to use. In 2021, the National Institute of Standards and Technology appointed PC Matic as its application whitelisting partner in the world renowned Zero Trust Center of Excellence.

About K12 SIX:

K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX) is a cyber threat intelligence sharing hub for school districts, to aid in preventing and mitigating cyber-attacks. This non-profit member community is a cost-effective forum for crowdsourcing security information among a vetted, trusted group of professionals with a common interest, using common technology and with supporting, independent analysis from the K12 SIX security staff. Visit www.k12six.org to learn more. K12 SIX is a member of the Global Resilience Federation multi-sector network of information sharing communities.

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