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MFA: Changing A Cyber Security Organizational Culture

Wednesday, January 18
12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
Room: Virtual
Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
Administrators, Teachers, Technology Leaders/Support

In this session a mid-size district will provide an overview of how they successfully rolled out MFA to their key data systems in a phased approach for all employees. This transition served as the foundational change that led to building organizational culture shifts around cybersecurity. We will discuss why we chose to move this direction and what systems we use with MFA. The presenters will share the priorities they made with their MFA rollout and the roadblocks they encountered, as well as how they moved past them. The presenters will finish with: what they would have done differently if they had to do it again, and where we are going with MFA in the future. Come to learn and gain valuable takeaways from this district’s experience and an opportunity to discuss/collaborate with other attendees as well.

Michael Arensdorff
Michael Arensdorff
Senior Director of Technology, Oak Park School District 97

Michael Arensdorff has worked in Oak Park School District 97 since 2007. He has been the Senior Director of Technology for the last 9 years. He manages a cutting edge technology team that has implemented a 1:1 program for K-8th graders in 2013-14 of over 4000 devices (refresh in 2017-18 and 2021), new VOIP system, transformative copier solution, developed and managed a short/long term cybersecurity district plan, assisted in the move of an administrative/data center office and recently completed a joint fiber build project with the Village of Oak Park.

Will Brackett
Will Brackett
Director of IT Services, Oak Park School District 97

Will Brackett has been a leader in the K-12 educational technology space for nearly 25 years after spending 3 years in the classroom as an elementary school teacher. Will brings a wealth of experience, having worked in over 10 school districts and in varied roles, including business owner, contractor, technician, engineer, and department director.