Cyber Security & Data Privacy Forum Agenda

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Cyber Security & Data Privacy Forum Agenda

Agenda - January 30, 2020

8:30am – 9:00am      
  • Registration – Coffee and Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am    
  • Welcome (Dan Myers - Director, South Central RIC)
  • Overview of Ed Law IID and Part 121 of the Commissioners Regulations
  • Panel Discussion:  
    Representatives from local, regional, state and federal partner agencies will discuss the current state of the cyber security and data privacy landscape including the impact of recent cyber incidents and their agency responsibilities in helping school districts deal with the growing and changing threats. Following a moderated discussion, audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

10:00 – 10:10am    
  • Overview of Resources Available to School Districts
    The 12 RICs across NYS have developed a number of resources available to school districts. We will provide a very brief overview of what they are and where to find them.

Breakout Session 1 - 10:15am-11:00am

How to Inventory my District Data and Software  
In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate a web-based inventory tool developed by the NYS RICs. This tool will be available to school districts through their local RIC. If you are concerned about how to get started with your inventory, you won’t want to miss this session!

Cyber Exposures, Trends, and Insurance
Is our district really at risk? With the rising trend in cyber extortion, it’s a good time to do a check-up on your cyber insurance to ensure you are covered for unexpected costs of ransomware, legal expenses, and recovery in the event of a problem. This session will provide an overview of the threat landscape and help you understand the insurance lingo in today’s complicated cyber world.

Uh-Oh! The auditors are here…  
There are many benefits to having your school IT operation go through an audit. Find out what they look for, things you can do to be prepared and most of all, why they are important to ensure you have the proper procedures and technologies in place to reduce your risk.

The role of Digital Citizenship in protecting your privacy
Representatives from GST BOCES will present and discuss the how digital citizenship training helps to keep our digital footprint in check and reduces our privacy risk.

Breakout Session 2 - 11:15am-12:00pm

We’ve been hacked! Now what?           
With the increase in cyber-attacks across the state and nation, it seems like it’s not a matter of if, but when. In this session, you will hear first-hand from one NY school district about their real-life experience with a ransomware attack, what they learned and how they responded. Representatives from the RIC and Law Enforcement will also discuss what to do if you get attacked.

Is our RIC protecting us?                                
Most school district PII exists in systems managed by your Regional Information Centers (RIC). This session will provide an overview, demonstrations, and Q&A about some of the technologies and processes the RIC has in place for Managed IT districts in the SCRIC region. A brief overview of a recent Homeland Security IT audit of the RIC will also be provided.

Third Party Vendor Contracts and IT Policies
Schools use a bunch of different software to manage operations and improve instruction. In this session, we will explore different forms of contracts, what language you should include, how to help inform decision making and what’s already in place and available to you through your BOCES and statewide consortium contracts. We will also address the policies you will need in place as required by the new regulations.

NIST 101
What is the NIST Cyber Security Framework and how can it help our IT department minimize risk to our district?

Post Forum Networking

Many of the presenters have offered to stick around after the forum to discuss cyber security and data privacy topics with attendees that would like to keep the conversation going. If you missed a session that you would like to catch-up on, here’s a chance for you to connect with the presenters.

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