The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and its Connecticut State Chapter, Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Association (CTETL), are pleased to collaborate with the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning transformations.
The upcoming month of October is designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In keeping with the focus on cybersecurity, CoSN is pleased to offer multiple pathways for school leaders to learn how to identify, manage and prevent cybersecurity attacks within school and school district settings.
The EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar Series:
Cybersecurity: School Leadership Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Cyberattacks
The second episode of Season 4 of the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series (created in partnership with AASA, CoSN and edWeb.net) airs on Monday, October 11, 2021, in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The title of the October 11, 2021, webinar which airs at 5:00 pm ET is Cybersecurity: School Leadership Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Cyberattacks. In this EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar, Superintendents Matt Miller, Lakota Local Schools, OH, Dr. Michelle Reid, Northshore School District, WA (2021 AASA National Superintendent of the Year) and Dr. Hank Thiele, Community High School District 99, IL, share their knowledge and experiences in leading cybersecurity awareness in their school systems. They will examine the liability concerns that arise when schools experience network security incidents and the impact those events can have on a district’s professional reputation as well as the effects cyber-attacks have on teaching and learning and district operations. Strategies for preventing cyberattacks and recommendations for responding effectively when they do occur will be reviewed. Additional cybersecurity resources will be provided.
There is no cost for webinar participants to register for edWebinars. Participants are invited to share their thoughts in the chat and through poll surveys and question and answer submissions during the live webinar broadcasts. They can also earn continuing education credits through the edWeb community.
Free registration for the October 11, 2021, webinar is now available at https://home.edweb.net/supers. You can also access recordings of previously broadcast webinars and audio podcasts of the edWebinars in the EmpowerED Superintendent webinar series at https://home.edweb.net/supers.
Critical Focus Areas: Issue One-Pager on Cybersecurity
The CoSN EmpowerED Superintendents web page presents a series of “ one-pagers” to guide and empower superintendents and their leadership teams in leading digital transformations. CoSN’s one-page document on The Importance of Cybersecurity defines the top five reasons why school system leaders must make cybersecurity a priority. It is available to view and download at: https://tinyurl.com/cybersecurity-CoSN.
Additional CoSN Resources on Cybersecurity
School leaders and policymakers need to protect their networks and information security, analyze their current status, and validate what they are doing well. CoSN provides tools and resources that provide insight into how risk can be further reduced which can be found at https://cosn.org/cybersecurity.
If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN, please contact Brian Calvary, CAE, CoSN Director of Membership and Chapters, at email@example.com.