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Cyber Security – Keep Your Organization Safe

Jessica Diller

Cyber Security is such an important topic.  The news has been filled with different incidents, including the most recent Sony attack.  With data on thousands of students, including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers, it is no surprise that school districts, colleges, and universities face the same cyber security threats businesses and government agencies contend with daily.

Most school entities are just a click away from suffering a data breach. Do you know what the proper protocol is if one of your faculty members sends out an email with student information to the wrong person, or clicks on a phishing email that steals all the information on their computer?  Do you know the financial implication?  Do you know how to retrieve information from a laptop or mobile device that has been compromised?

The Tech Talk Live team has worked hard this year to find sessions that address the very needs that educational entities face today.  Our Cyber Security Institute will have sessions on:

  • Legal information by an attorney who will give examples of proper responses as well as policies that should be in place.
  • Network security by experts who will discuss disaster recovery planning and the implications that security threats have on your network.
  • Malware from the eyes of the attacker.
  • Computer and mobile forensics to show participants how to perform a forensic investigation on these types of devices.
  • Advanced attack strategies and countermeasures from the white hat defender side of network security.

The best way to prevent breaches is to arm yourself and your organization with the latest information. Professional development is such an important part of keeping your network and student/staff information safe.  The cost of doing nothing is much greater than the cost of being proactive and obtaining the right tools and information to keep your organization safe.

To learn more about our Cyber Security Institute click here.

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