CAs the world turned upside-down during the pandemic, the last thing on our minds was cybersecurity. Then there were Zoom bombings, COPPA compliance issues, and the threat of exponentially rising cyber-attacks. Now is the time to create a cyber safety team to secure your school’s resources and protect personal data, whether things are back to “normal” or moving into unknown territory. But how do you get buy-in from the entire school to create a “standard of care” around cybersecurity? In this session, you will use the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) Cybersecurity Recommendations to create a roadmap for building a school-wide team to address both the easy wins and daunting challenges posed by an ever-changing landscape of cyber threats.
Kelsea Watson is the manager of membership and professional development at the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS). She has extensive experience in the nonprofit and association sectors, having supported a variety of programs for both global and local organizations. She has co-led the ATLIS Cyber Safety Workshop, and specializes in understanding the unique needs of independent schools surrounding cyber safety. Watson is a graduate of James Madison University and has completed a certificate program in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace from the University of South Florida. She resides in Virginia with her husband, James, and their husky, Juno.