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 (CAPSS) to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning transformations.
The 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.
EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar:
“Cybersecurity: Keeping Everyone Safe in Today’s Learning Environments”
The second episode of Season 3 of the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series, co-hosted by CoSN and AASA on edWeb.net, airs on Monday, October 12, 2020 in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The title of the October 12, 2020 webinar which airs at 4:00 pm CT is Cybersecurity: Keeping Everyone Safe in Today’s Learning Environments. In this edWebinar, Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City School District, NY, Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Highline Public Schools, WA, Dr. Chris Gaines, Superintendent, Mehlville School District, MO; and Amy McLaughlin, Project Director, CoSN Cybersecurity Initiative share their perspectives and experiences in dealing with the complexities of managing and assuring cybersecurity in today’s K-12 learning environments. 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. Strategies for effectively preventing, managing and communicating cybersecurity threats will be reviewed. Free registration for the October 12, 2020 webinar is now available at https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20201012/.
The complete list of free recordings of all previously broadcast EmpowerED Superintendent webinars is also available at https://home.edweb.net/supers/. In addition to the free access to live and recorded webinars, the EmpowerED Superintendent webinars are now accessible via podcast. Learn more at https://home.edweb.net/podcasts/
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
CoSN Cybersecurity Initiative
For additional information and guidance, including access to a report on K-12 security risk methodology, notification about CoSN’s partnership with the Cybersecurity Collaborative and other resources, visit https://www.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.