Why does cybersecurity matter for education? There is a direct link between increased global connectivity and access to education. In order to reach a wider audience, both formal and informal education institutions are using digital tools to put educational materials online, track student progress, share research, and manage their operations. Educational institutions host a wealth of data online, making them increasingly attractive cyber attack targets. Robust cybersecurity protections are critical to protecting learners in an increasingly connected world. Educational institutions can train students to improve their cybersecurity awareness and to build a cadre of cybersecurity specialists, addressing a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals.