Thursday, October 4 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Charting the Security Journey for K-12 Schools

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The role of IT leaders in the K-12 environment is changing, from a technology
focus to a more strategic focus on the enablement of eLearning and digital
transformation. In their new roles, technology directors are undergoing much
more scrutiny, as network security and regulatory compliance make up a
larger part of their responsibilities.
Because K-12 network security breaches have gained such a high profile,
nearly all technology products now feature some form of security provision.
There are also dedicated security solutions from a variety of vendors.
Unfortunately, a piecemeal approach to security creates a hodgepodge
of technologies, which are hard to coordinate and don’t allow IT to deal
effectively with persistent, accelerating, and pervasive threats.
It is up to each school district to develop a strategy for broad, integrated, and
automated network security. Network security design should adhere to best
practices, such as those promoted by the SANS Institute and the Consortium
for School Networking (CoSN).  The resulting security architecture must be
agile enough to keep pace with perpetual changes in education, regulation,
and cyber crime. And, most important, it must be practical to implement
and maintain, given the district’s budget, staffing, and time constraints. As a
longtime solution partner of schools, Fortinet offers IT leaders a proven model
for such a strategy.

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Cameron Evans

Ergonomic Group

Thursday October 4, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am