Workshop session details will be updated as they become available in the table below:

 Workshop  Presenter/s  Description
Keynote: Cybersecurity Threats to School Networks Simon Weller - Director of Technology, ENA Concerned about cybersecurity threats taking down your network or compromising your data? Join our security expert at this year’s spring conference to discover steps you can take to boost your school district’s network security and minimize the possibility of ransomware or DDoS attacks.
Social Credit Score: Empower Students and Teachers to Confront the Hidden Risks and Potential Benefits of Their Digital Footprint Eric Butash, Director of Operations, Highlander Institute If schools are going to successfully reimagine education, IT leaders must work in new and better ways to support innovative learning opportunities while ensuring digital privacy, safety, and security. But read the headlines: Colleges and businesses are beginning to assess our students like banks evaluate borrowers, using a Social Media Credit Score to better understand potential risks. While some students have seen their college acceptances and job offers rescinded, others are having scholarships and unique internships offered skyrocket based on social media reports generated by social media investigation companies like Social Intelligence. Stop looking for social media's "OFF" button! This session will help school IT leaders discover constructive ways to protect and educate students and teachers on this new threat. As a participant, you will walk away with a clear understanding of your role and techniques you can use to assist the most connected generation proactively build positive online identities. Their future depends on it.
Cybersecurity on the Front Lines: What You Need to Know and How You Need to Plan Mark Villinski | Director- Field Marketing | Kaspersky Lab When it comes to cybersecurity, the threat landscape is changing every day. From ransomware attacks to the security of the Internet of Things, there’s a lot to take in. Let our experts break it down for you. Join Kaspersky to learn about trends from the past year and predictions for the future of cybersecurity. This talk will give you a sharper focus on how to protect your organizations and how to plan for your future IT security needs. 
 How Prepared Are You for a Digital Disaster?  Simon Weller - Director of Technology, ENA  Business continuity and disaster recovery planning and techniques are heavily marketed but can be difficult to implement successfully. In this session, you'll learn how to create a basic disaster recovery plan. We’ll also highlight some solutions crafted by our experienced ENA engineering team that can significantly mitigate your exposure and loss in the event disaster does strike.


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