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2018 CAIS Social and Networking Event

and Consortium Purchasing Meeting

Includes a complimentary reception and visits with exhibitors
offering discounted pricing on technology and other products for your school

For IT Directors, Academic Technology Leaders, Business Managers, Heads of School, Facilities Officers, Marketing, Development & Admissions Professionals & Teachers interested in the latest innovations for the classroom

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 • 1:00 pm

Aria Banquets
45 Murphy Road, Prospect

Mark D. Rasch
Sponsored by:

Hackers are targeting schools. Are you prepared?
Keeping Kids and Data Safe: Challenges for K-12 Educators and IT Directors
Hackers, criminals and even foreign governments increasingly target personal information as a means for committing and furthering crimes like identity theft, identity fraud, false personation and other offenses.  At the same time other threats to the privacy and security of student data and other sensitive data maintained on school IT networks create risks to the schools, the administrators and the IT staff themselves.  The modern school IT director is responsible not only for ensuring that the IT infrastructure works, but that it works securely.  The unique nature of the K-12 environment, frequently with hundreds if not thousands of individuals with authorized access, and the unique threats to privacy and security present compliance and security challenges for IT directors.  This session will focus not only on the nature and extent of the threats to K-12 networks, but also some of the special responsibilities of IT directors with respect to compliance with FERPA, COPPA, NIST and other standards, and to protect students from complaints of sexting, doxing, fappening, cyberstalking, revenge porn, copyright violations, grade modification, denial of service and distributed denial of service, botnets, and other technical, legal and compliance risks.  It will also discuss some basic efforts IT directors can take to keep their networks available, safe and secure, and to respond effectively to the inevitable incidents which will threaten students, faculty, administration and others.
1:00 - 1:20            Consortium Agreements: We'll review updated pricing for existing agreements and preview NEW Offerings. Be sure to stay for our complimentary pizza/pasta bar & hors d'oeuvres & drinks while meeting with exhibitors showcasing products and services that will benefit your school.
1:25 - 2:25         
Keynote: Hackers are Targeting Schools. Are you Prepared?
Keeping Kids and Data Safe: Challenges for K-12 Educators and IT Directors
Mark D. Rasch, Cybersecurity and Privacy Attorney
2:30 - 4:15
CAIS Social & Networking Featuring a Complimentary Reception: Get out there and Network! Relax, have some food and drink and reconnect with CAIS colleagues. (Click here for a view of our menu).
Visit with our preferred vendors offering discounted consortium pricing on a variety of products and services as well as a whole range of additional exhibitors showcasing school-specific products and services. We'll also have several CAIS "activity tables" in the exhibit hall where you can learn about some of the projects and tools already in use at our schools.
 Raffles!! You must be present to win!
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