School Lockdown: Cybersecurity Practices that Make a Difference

In 2020 Missouri's Mehlville School District was hit by a cyberattack that diverted a six-figure payment intended for a construction company working with the school system. Before that, a hacker broke into the district network with the intention of changing a user's direct deposit account. In this session you'll hear from Superintendent Chris Gaines and Director of Technology Services Paul Westbrook about how, after those two events, they launched a full-scale program to tighten cybersecurity in the district and get serious about user training.

Presented by: Dr. Chris Gaines, Superintendent, Mehlville School District & Paul Westbrook, Director of Technology Services, Mehlville School District

Moderated by: Di Schaffhauser, Senior Editor, THE Journal


Session 1: 9:00 - 9:45 AM PT
Ransomware and Its Effects on Public and Private Learning Institutions

Session Break 9:45 - 10:00 AM PT

Session 2: 10:00 - 10:45 AM PT
The Cybersecurity Controls Every District Should Implement Now

Session Break 10:45 - 11:00AM PT

Session 3: 11:00 - 11:45 AM PT
School Lockdown: Cybersecurity Practices that Make a Difference

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