K-12 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference

Virtual | January 16 & 17, 2024

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A two-day professional development event focused on data privacy and cybersecurity

for K-12 Administrators, Technology Leaders, and IT Staff

SecurED Schools is an annual conference hosted by the Learning Technology Center that focuses on cybersecurity and data privacy best practices, strategies, and tools. Over two days, attendees participate in hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions, and presentations led by local, state, and national experts.

The goal of SecurED Schools is to improve the security posture of school districts. We know that the global pandemic fueled digital transformation and technology adoption in school districts across our country. With increased reliance on technology to empower learning comes increased risk, and PK-12 technology and education leaders increasingly understand the vulnerability of their networks and data.

Where and When

Dates: January 16 & 17, 2024
Location: Virtual
Cost: $50
PD Hours: 11


SecurED Schools is geared toward

  • Technology leaders (CTOs, technology directors, IT managers)
  • IT staff (network engineers, IT support staff)
  • District/building administrators
  • Anyone responsible for collecting, maintaining, reporting, certifying, and/or protecting and securing student data in an educational environment

Contact Jared Lynn (jlynn@ltcillinois.org) with questions.

See You Next Year

Thank you to everyone that attended SecurED Schools 2024. We hope the resources you discovered and the conversations you took part in help bolster your district’s cybersecurity in the year ahead.

Save the Date

SecurED Schools 2025 will be held online January 28-29, 2025.

2024 Keynote

Doug Levin

Director and Co-Founder, K12 SIX

Doug Levin is co-founder and national director of the K12 Security Information eXchange (K12 SIX), a national non-profit dedicated solely to helping schools protect themselves from emerging cybersecurity threats. By appointment, he also serves on the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

Mr. Levin has been engaged in education and technology policy issues for over three decades, including as executive director (2009-15) of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and with the National Association of State Boards of Education.

During his keynote, Mr. Levin will offer insights into the past, present, and future of cybersecurity in education, including important actions IT leaders can take today to fortify their schools against ransomware, phishing, and AI-related challenges.


January 16

8:00am Conference Platform Opens

8:30 am – 8:40am Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45am – 9:45am  Keynote: Doug Levin

10:00am – 10:50am  Breakout Sessions

11:00am – 11:50am  Breakout Sessions

11:50am – 12:20pm  Lunch

12:20pm – 1:10pm  Breakout Sessions

1:20pm – 2:10pm  Breakout Sessions

2:20pm – 3:10pm  Breakout Sessions

January 17

8:30am Conference Platform Opens

8:30am – 9:20am Breakout Sessions

9:30am – 10:20am Breakout Sessions

10:30am-11:20am Breakout Sessions

11:30am-11:45pm Closing