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Over the course of the pandemic, K–12 education became the most targeted sector for ransomware and continues to be one of the major targets for phishing, malware and information theft. How are schools and districts coping with these attacks? In this single-day summit, some of the leading experts in education data security will share their insights, know-how and tips for dealing with cybercrime impacting K–12 institutions.
This presentation will highlight a short list of common-sense, cost-effective steps that every district should take to protect their school communities from the most common risks facing districts nationwide. While implementing these controls this summer is not a guarantee that your district will avoid all cyber incidents, they can provide district leaders piece of mind that your school community will be demonstrably safer.
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.
This presentation will focus on ransomware and its effects on public and private institutions. From power grids to public schools, no one can truly hide from this threat. The only way to deal with it is head on. We will delve in the appropriate ways to protect your IT environment and understand what to do if something goes wrong. We'll also look at how ransomware takes place and who is doing it.
It’s an education technology leader’s worst nightmare: During remote learning, the K–12 education segment has become not only the No. 1 target for ransomware, but it also makes up the majority of all ransomware attacks. We’ll learn about the scope and impact of these troubling developments and explore strategies that schools and districts have employed in response.
Spectrum Enterprise, SolarWinds
In our first-ever IT Leadership Summit dedicated to information technology and instructional technology professionals, our experts spotlight strategies to support the mission of K–12 education in these unusual times and provide insights into funding those strategies.