What's Missing in K-12 Risk Management?
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In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski is joined by Dr. Travis Paakki, the former Senior Director of Technology at Portland Public Schools. Jake and Travis discuss risk management and what is missing in K-12 cybersecurity. Travis discusses how his role as Senior Director of Technology changed over the course of the 2020-21 school year (06:20); the findings of his doctoral research into K-12 risk management (09:03); the research findings that surprised Travis in regards to risk management in K-12 (11:57); what risk management practices Travis recommends to get started on today (21:10); how school district IT teams can get more buy-in from the rest of their district administration (23:39); the updates Travis and his team made for the 2021-22 school year (26:04); how the amount of technologies students have access to has impacted risk management practices for his team (28:20); how the past year has changed Travis' thinking on cybersecurity, online safety and data privacy in K-12 schools (33:34). Resources Travis uses to stay up to date on the latest news and trends: The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the K-12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX), SANS Internet Storm Center podcasts, InfraGuard, and CISA. Share your thoughts on Twitter @managedmethods @jakasowski and on LinkedIn. Learn more about ManagedMethods at https://managedmethods.com/

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