Education ranks high among industries where cyber incidents and threats occur frequently. From DDoS attacks to ransomware to malware encounters, school districts are at increased risk for harmful and costly security breaches that wreak havoc on systems and programs across departments.
Improving school districts’ technology infrastructure and capabilities became more important than ever when COVID-19 first arrived. Now, the ongoing efforts to develop and secure schools’ computer systems remain crucial and challenging as district officials respond to fast-changing situations and make plans for the future.
Presented by Freddie Cox, Chief Technology Officer, CETL, Knox County Schools (TN); Marlo Gaddis, Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public School System (NC); and Colleen Hoy, Director Product Management, ENA
Moderated by Christine Fox, Senior Director, External Relations, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Presented by Ethan Caren, Director of Information & Technology Services, Clay County District Schools (FL); Elvis K. Teah, Network Manager, Baltimore City Public Schools (MD); and Michael McKerley, President, ENA
Moderated by Dr. Tom Ryan, Co-Founder, K-12 Strategic Technology Advisory Group (K12STAG)
School- and district-wide wireless internet access is no longer a nice-to-have—it’s a must have. And with staff, teachers, parents, and students needing 24/7 access, there’s never a good time for down time. During the edWebinar, “Smart Network Design for Transformation and Innovation: Reaching in and Beyond the Classroom,” the presenters discussed the six elements of CoSN’s new network design for continuous service.
In this first edWebinar of the 2019-2020 season, Superintendents Dr. Deborah Kerr and Dr. David Schuler, and CoSN CEO Keith Krueger share best practices and recommended strategies for leading technology transformations.
Join in this edWebinar conversation as two school superintendents and a former large-district Chief Technology Officer share how district leaders can make high-stakes infrastructure investment decisions when technology, teaching and learning priorities, and funding are changing so rapidly and so constantly.
District leaders will share examples of effective planning and network design for current and future broadband implementation including wireless connectivity.