On March 10, 2021, the K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX) is hosting the inaugural ‘K-12 Cybersecurity Leadership Summit‘ – a free half-day event on leadership issues related to K-12 cybersecurity for school and district leaders, policymakers, K-12 IT practioners, and vendors.

To register and for more information, please visit: https://www.k12six.org/events

Sessions will include:

“State of K-12 Cybersecurity: 2020”

An overview and release of the 3rd annual ‘State of K-12 Cyberecurity: Year in Review‘ report, based on data from the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, with:

  • Doug Levin, K12 SIX National Director

“Lessons Learned in Recovering from a School Cybersecurity Incident”

A moderated discussion on incident response, lessons learned, and best practices from education practitioners who have experienced significant cybersecurity attacks and incidents. Moderated by Doug Levin of K12 SIX, with:

  • Jason E. Barthel, Chief Information Officer, Rockford (IL) Public Schools
  • Kacey Sensenich, Chief Technology Officer, Rockingham (NC) County Schools
  • Lynzi Ziegenhagen, Founder, Schoolzilla by Renaissance

“Best Practices in Cybersecurity Risk Management Planning and Incident Response”

A panel on best practices including how to work with law enforcement, attorneys, and cyber insurance providers when school cyber attacks occur. Moderated by Eric Lankford, K12 SIX Regional Director, with:

  • Richard Murray, Supervisory Special Agent, F.B.I. Dallas Cyber Squad
  • Joanne Quintal, Managing Director, Cyber Solutions, Aon
  • Jeff Shaffer, Vice President, Engagement Management, Stroz Friedberg
  • Paul Yanowitch, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

“Policymaker Roles and Responsibilities in Helping to Mitigate School Cybersecurity Risks”

Roles for state and federal policymakers in mitigating school cybersecurity risks. Moderated by Mark Orsi, President of the Global Resilience Federation and K12 SIX, with:

  • Representative Giovanni Capriglione, Texas House of Representatives
  • Laura Clark, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan
  • Ray Girdler, Director of Data Use and Privacy, Arkansas Department of Education
  • Bob Klausmeyer, Education Safety Coordinator, Missouri School Boards’ Association

It is a timely topic, a wonderful line-up of speakers, and we hope to see you there!