The Convergence of Cybersecurity & Student Safety in K-12 Schools
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In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Neal Richardson, the Director of Technology at Hillsboro-Deering School District in New Hampshire. Jake and Neal talk about cybersecurity and student safety in K-12 schools, and how the two areas have increasingly converged in the past year. Neal shares more about Hillsboro-Deering School District's transition into remote learning last year (02:46); Neal discusses how his role has changed since the start of the pandemic (05:39); the convergence of cybersecurity and student safety in schools (06:27); the places Neal typically sees student safety risks (09:07); the common cloud applications containing safety risks (12:17); the role of K-12 IT teams in student safety monitoring (19:18); the impact of video conferencing and cloud-based learning management systems (20:16); the data privacy aspect of student safety monitoring (23:58); educating teachers and administrators on cybersecurity and safety (27:13); how remote and hybrid learning has changed Neal's thinking on cybersecurity (29:48). Resources Neal uses to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in K-12: Black Hills Information Security, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Security Weekly. Share us your thoughts on Twitter @managedmethods @jakasowski and on LinkedIn. Learn more about ManagedMethods

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