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AIs and Hackers and Schools, Oh My!

January 16
8:45 am - 9:45 am CT
Room: Virtual
Administrators, Technology Leaders/Support

The cybersecurity outlook for education is nothing if not challenging. From ransomware to targeted phishing attacks, school systems across the nation are being victimized nearly every day.

At the same time, those IT leaders responsible for cybersecurity defense are being asked to do more with less, often absent resources and organizational support. On the horizon, new technologies — most notably, artificial intelligence — are fast emerging and promise to introduce both new challenges and opportunities.

What are the forces shaping the cybersecurity landscape in education and what can we do to prepare? This keynote will offer insights into the past, present, and future of cybersecurity in education — all in an effort to highlight the most important actions IT leaders can take today to protect their school communities tomorrow.

Doug Levin
Doug Levin
Director, 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.