Education Cybersecurity Summit 2021

Recent cyberattacks against schools have robbed millions from strapped budgets, knocked networks out of commission, exposed sensitive data, and chipped away at public trust.

If you're ready to fortify your digital defenses, join your peers for Education Cybersecurity Summit 2021.

Summit details

Wednesday, November 10

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Virtual event

Reserve your spot now

Topics

We’re assembling a team of expert presenters representing TASB, regulatory agencies, and other trusted third-party organizations.

We’ll strip away the “tech speak” and put information security in plain language that school leaders understand.

Our agenda will include topics that matter to your schools right now:

  • Emerging threats and how to defend against them
  • Fund member panel discussion
  • Cybersecurity-related regulatory updates
  • Data privacy agreement best practices
  • How to tap into expert support

The value of membership

Education Cybersecurity Summit 2021 is a no-cost training opportunity exclusively for Fund members with Privacy and Information Security coverage.

9 reasons to attend

  1. Publicly disclosed cyberattacks against schools exploded by 235 percent between 2018 and 2020: K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center
  2. Educational institutions lose an average of $2.73 million in an typical ransomware incident: Sophos cybersecurity firm 
  3. The largest ransomware demand swelled from $15 million to $30 million between 2019 and 2020: Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report
  4. In 2020, cyberattacks cost schools an estimated $6.62 billion in down time: Comparitech
  5. This spring, ransomware gangsters burrowed into a Florida district’s network, hijacked their data, and threatened to post the information online if administrators didn’t come up with
    $40 million: Insurance Journal
  6. The education sector has seen a 600 percent increase in phishing emails during the pandemic: Pima Community College
  7. Vendor security issues have caused at least 75 percent of all data breaches affecting U.S. public K-12 school districts over the past two years: K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center
  8. Parents’ greatest worry is the compromise of their children’s sensitive data (43 percent). Just 11 percent worry about the impact that beefing up security will have on taxpayers: Kaspersky

Get more information

Contact us at fund.training@tasb.org or call 800.482.7276 if you have questions about Education Cybersecurity Summit 2021.