The K-12 Cybersecurity Crisis

February 10, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

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The K-12 Cybersecurity Crisis

There was a time when the greatest fear of an education system’s technology director was a computer virus that disrupted the use of a lab or two. Today, however, K-12 school systems are complex ecosystems that use technology in nearly every aspect, from instruction to business practices.

That’s even truer today as the COVID pandemic has accelerated the use of remote and distant learning technologies that have exponentially increased the digital attack surface for education systems. School divisions with their data-rich environments are now in the crosshairs of malicious actors who exploit their vulnerabilities for monetary gain. It’s clearer than ever that K-12 programs need a more robust cybersecurity strategy.

Join us on February 10 at 2PM ET for The K-12 Cybersecurity Crisis, when an expert panel of leading school district CIOs, CTOs, and industry experts from around the country will discuss the current state of cybersecurity at the K-12 levels.

Topics at this panel discussion will include:

  • Why educational institutions are such attractive targets to cyber criminals
  • What methods have been used to maintain good cyber hygiene and hold bad actors at bay
  • A review of federal legislation and actions being conducted by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Predictions from the field and by our experts about what 2022 will bring

Presenters:

Keith Bockwoldt, Chief Information Officer at Hinsdale Township High School District 86

Derek Root, Business Development Manager at AWS K12 and former Chief Information Officer at Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Public Schools

Vince Scheivert, Director of Technical Strategy at Telos and former Assistant Superintendent for Digital Innovation at Loudoun County Public Schools

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