Ohio K-12 Cybersecurity Forum

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Sponsored by Connect .


In the span of less than one year—from January 2016 to March 2017—U.S. public schools experienced at least 105 separate cybersecurity-related incidents resulting in the disclosure of personal information, the loss of taxpayer dollars and the loss of instructional time, according to Ed Tech Strategies’ new K-12 Cybersecurity Incidents Map.  The scope, scale and sophistication of these attacks is predicted to grow significantly in the near term with the incorporation of new technologies and the increased use of mobile devices that increase the attack surface exponentially.

Cleveland State University's Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection in partnership with Connect is pleased to announce the first annual Ohio K-12 Cybersecurity Forum. The Forum will bring senior leaders from school districts across the region and the state together with national and regional experts on K-12 cybersecurity and privacy to develop shared strategies, learn best practices and gain hands-on experience with practical tools for addressing these growing threats, including training for the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Certification.

Keynote Speaker

Linnette Attai is the founder of PlayWell, LLC, a compliance consulting firm helping companies and districts navigate regulations and best practices surrounding data privacy and user safety, as well as security, product development and marketing. Linnette has over 25 years of experience in the compliance industry, with special expertise creating industry and school compliance programs. Linnette co-authored the Future of Privacy Forum Guide to Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA for School Administrators and Vendors, and has advised the Mobile Marketing Association, helping write their guidelines on children’s advertising and leading a subcommittee on children’s privacy. She works with schools and youth groups, teaching stakeholders how to manage online privacy and safety, and serves as Project Director for CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment program. In addition, Linnette is an adjunct professor of marketing at The New School and at Fordham Graduate School of Business, where she teaches a course she designed on ethical marketing to young consumers.

Who Should Attend?

  • School district Superintendents
  • Senior district leaders—both technical and non-technical—with responsibility policy development and implementation
  • District CTOs and senior technical staff

Why Should You Attend?

  • Understand the Threat Landscape for K-12 Institutions
  • Learn from National experts on K-12 Security and Privacy
  • Receive free training on the Trusted Learning Environment Certification Linnett
  • Network with school district leaders & share solutions

Parking Information and directions

Presented in partnership with the Education Law Association.

5 Professional Learning Hours  (certificate) for contact


CLE credit: 5 CLE

Category: CLE Programs, Faculty, General, Public Lectures

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