Rates: $150 per person (METAA Member School/District); $200 per person (Non-Members)
Preparing for the Inevitable – How Will Your District Recover from a Cyber Attack
Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)
The increasing volume of data held by school districts, coupled with insufficient resources to maintain robust cybersecurity measures, has rendered them susceptible to cyber attacks, averaging more than one incident per school day nationwide. This vulnerability underscores the imperative for both small and large districts to proactively prepare for inevitable cyber threats. To enhance preparedness, the establishment of effective response plans is paramount. These plans not only serve as playbooks for addressing cyber attacks but also compile essential resources for response and recovery. A hands-on working session emphasizes the significance of business continuity planning and delves into key components of a cyber incident response plan. Participants engage in practical activities, utilizing templates to assess and improve their planning strategies based on best practices. The collaborative working groups cater to districts at various stages of planning, offering foundational guidance for beginners and identifying growth areas for those with more mature planning processes. Click for Session Details.
Building Cybersecurity Leadership Capacity
Sheryl Abshire Consulting
The paramount importance of cybersecurity and data privacy in educational settings is underscored by school technology leaders and educators, who recognize the need for trusted learning environments. This presentation focuses on addressing current challenges and establishing a path forward with increased confidence in safeguarding against data privacy exposure and cybersecurity attacks. The session delves into the disruptive impact of cyber attacks on learning, advocates preventive strategies, and introduces the new Cybersecurity rubric for education. Additionally, the presentation offers a unique and creative approach to building cybersecurity leadership capacity and understanding through the Cybersecurity Leadership Game. This team-based game provides leaders with valuable insights into cybersecurity principles, risks, data privacy, and security, offering a distinctive learning experience. Click for Session Details.
Decoding Scheduled Persistence – A Hands-On Exploration of Network Defenses
Unravel the art of scheduled persistence employed by attackers that allows them to maintain a foothold in your network environment by abusing the Windows Task Scheduler. Participants will delve into the attacker’s mindset, navigating the MITRE ATT&CK Framework. This foundational understanding will pave the way for a hands-on experience, as attendees leverage the CyberTrust cyber range to simulate identification and mitigation strategies, gaining practical insights to defend against scheduled persistence attacks. Participants will emerge with a heightened awareness of the threat landscape and tangible skills to fortify their networks against persistent adversaries. Click for Session Details.