Building Cyber Resilient Schools: Overcoming Digital Threats

Tuesday, April 30th, 15:00 EST

Education leaders in North America are invited to join this virtual roundtable on “Building Cyber Resilient Schools: Overcoming Digital Threats.”

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between participants in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is complimentary and by invitation only.

Building Cyber Resilient Schools: Overcoming Digital Threats

In the digital era, the escalating threat of cyberattacks targeting K-12 schools underscores an urgent cybersecurity crisis. The recent surge in hackers infiltrating school districts to pilfer sensitive student data accentuates the paramount importance of fortifying educational environments. Cyber resilience is no longer merely about safeguarding data; it’s a critical measure against the dire repercussions of cybersecurity breaches, which jeopardize the safety and continuity of student learning. To counter this growing threat, schools must employ a multifaceted security strategy, integrating robust cybersecurity defenses with a culture steeped in digital hygiene awareness.

Educating staff and students on the significance of recognizing phishing scams, employing strong passwords, and grasping the criticality of data privacy is as imperative as technical safeguards. Additionally, routine evaluations and revisions of security protocols are vital in staying abreast of the dynamically shifting cyber threat landscape. By prioritizing proactive security measures and educational initiatives, schools can establish a secure digital domain that buttresses both learning and teaching, embedding cyber resilience into the educational framework. This approach not only protects against immediate threats but also mitigates the long-term consequences of breaches, such as identity theft and compromised future opportunities for students, highlighted by the distressing Minneapolis Public Schools cyberattack in 2023.

  • What are the primary cybersecurity challenges faced by K-12 schools in maintaining a secure digital environment?
  • How can K-12 schools effectively implement cybersecurity awareness and training programs for students and staff to enhance digital resilience?
  • What role will emerging technologies play in shaping the future of cyber resilience in educational institutions, and how can schools prepare to integrate these advancements safely?

Join leaders interested in pioneering cyber resilience strategies and fostering secure, engaging digital learning environments for the next generation of students.

Job titles may include CIO, CTO, CISO, Superintendent, Director of Technology, IT Director, Information Security Director, and other IT leaders.

2:55 PM Arrival of Guests
3:00 PM
Guests Log in
3:10 PM
Welcome from The Ortus Club and short address from Absolute Software
3:20 PM
Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
4:30 PM
Discussion brought to a close

Hosted by Absolute Software

Event Detail

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 15:00
North America

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