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Location: OASBO Conference Center | 98 Commerce Park Drive | Westerville, OH 43082 OR Online via Zoom

Cost: $175

Public schools are facing increasing cyber threats, making it hard for school leaders to keep their data and systems secure. Districts will also be facing new challenges, and opportunities, with the growing impact of artificial intelligence. Without a solid understanding of current cyber security trends and best practices, districts are leaving themselves vulnerable to data breaches that can be incredibly costly and damaging.

The Public Schools Cybersecurity Symposium is the perfect resource for school district leaders looking to gain insight into the latest strategies and tools for protecting their data, and for specific strategies districts may want to consider to position schools and their students for future success in the age of artificial intelligence. Attendees will learn from experienced professionals in the field about what they need to know to stay ahead of the curve. Join OASBO, OSBA, and BASA for this invaluable event!

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8 a.m. - Registration

8:15 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions
Jim Rowan, Executive Director, OASBO
Dr. David Axner, Executive Director, BASA
Kathy McFarland, Chief Executive Officer, OSBA

8:30 a.m. - Artificial Intelligence – Opportunities and Challenges
Artificial Intelligence will impact school districts in multiple ways. Dr. Daggett will describe what AI is and the boardroom to classroom challenges and opportunities it will bring to our school districts. He will then describe the impact it is having on the skills, knowledge, and attributes our students will need to be successful in the changing workplace and society. He will conclude by providing specific strategies districts may want to consider to position schools and their students for future success in the age of AI.
Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder, Successful Practices Network

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to describe what Artificial Intelligence is and its impact on schools and students.
Participants will gain an understanding of both the challenges and opportunities AI brings to school districts from boardroom to classroom.
Participants will learn what the skills, knowledge, and attributes are that our students will need to be successful in the workplace and society as we enter the age of Artificial Intelligence.

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:15 a.m. - Cybersecurity
Tom Munson, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DataServ Integrations, LLC
Adam Lawson, Supervisory Special Agent - Cyber Squad, FBI
Mike Ugljesa, Program Administrator, Hylant Administrative Services
Alex Clark, Cyber Leader, Hylant Administrative Services

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Cybersecurity Crisis Management: A Roadmap for Data Breach Incidents for K-12 Leaders
Learning Outcomes:
Understand the importance of having a well-defined and tailored incident response plan.
Learn the key steps to take when responding to a data breach incident, from initial assessment through recovery.
Explore strategies for effectively communicating with stakeholders during a data breach.
Discover best practices for conducting forensic investigations to identify the source and extent of the data breach.
Gain insights into legal and regulatory obligations related to data breaches in the education sector.
Understand the role of staff training and awareness programs in promoting a culture of cybersecurity and preparedness.
Learn about resources, tools, and partnerships available to assist K-12 schools in enhancing their cybersecurity posture and incident response capabilities.
Take away practical tips for ongoing monitoring, evaluation, and continuous improvement of data breach response procedures.
Jeff Knight, Attorney, and Chris Gordon, Attorney, Bricker Graydon LLP

1:50 p.m. - Break

2:00 p.m. - Insurance Risk/Coverage
PNC representatives

2:50 p.m. - Break

3:00 p.m. - Cyber Attack – It Happened to Us!!! – Toledo Public Schools and Apollo Career Center
Hear from those who have experienced cyber threats first-hand.
Ryan Stechschulte, CFO/Treasurer, and James Gant, Deputy Superintendent, Toledo Public Schools;
Maria Rellinger, CFO/Treasurer, Apollo Career Center

3:50 p.m. - Conclusion and Q&A

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