Cyber Security: What School Leaders Need to Know—9:30–10:15 a.m.
Rob Christensen, Chief Information Officer, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Former School Board Member, Former IT Director
The US Department of Education has warned that public schools nationally are one of the prime targets for cyber attacks, with criminals seeking to extort money from school districts on the threat of releasing sensitive data from student records. Iowa schools have already experienced this threat, including a cyber breach that sent threatening texts to parents, forcing schools to close to protect students.
This session will give board members and superintendents a leaders-level view of proactive steps you can take to enhance cyber security and protect your district, students and families, and staff.