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CTO Forum - Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: It’s Not a Technology Issue

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Participate and share : Forum

Monday, June 24, 1:00–2:15 pm
Location: Independence Ballroom, Marriott

Linnette Attai   Marlo Gaddis   Keith Krueger  
Are you creating the trust needed to leverage the power of technology to innovate and succeed? We will address: 1) Professional Development: privacy and security training 2) Classroom Practice: educational procedures and processes to ensure transparency Come learn with your peers as we share experiences - best practices, pitfalls, and successes.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google docs
Focus: Technology infrastructure
Topic: Safety, security and student data privacy
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Excellence in Professional Practice
  • Stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology and encourage evaluation of new technologies for their potential to improve student learning.
Systemic Improvement
  • Establish and maintain a robust infrastructure for technology including integrated, interoperable technology systems to support management, operations, teaching and learning.
Visionary Leadership
  • Advocate on local, state and national levels for policies, programs and funding to support implementation of a technology-infused vision and strategic plan.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

As school technology leaders, how are you implementing and supporting high standards for student data privacy and security? Are you creating the trust and transparency needed to that students and teachers can leverage the power of technology to innovate and succeed? We will focus on strategies in two practice areas:

1) Professional Development Practice: what privacy and security training should educators be receiving?
2) Classroom Practice: how can you implement educational procedures and processes to ensure transparency while advancing curricular goals?

Come learn with your peers as we share experiences - best practices, pitfalls, successes, and failures. This interactive session will include roundtables during which you will discuss challenges and strategies relating to student data privacy and security. Learn about practical solutions and CoSN resources available to help you build your defense.


I. Panel Discussion with one moderator and 3 chief technology officers (30 min)
a. Discussion among panelists with prompts from moderator
b. Q&A from audience

II. Working Session (45 min)
a. groups of participants will work on a challenge/issue
b. work will be documented in Google docs

III. Sharing Out (15 min)

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Linnette Attai, CoSN

Linnette Attai is Project Director for CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program. As founder of the global compliance consulting firm PlayWell, LLC, Linnette advises companies, educators, lawmakers, and policy influencers on the complex obligations governing data privacy, user safety and marketing. She serves as chief privacy officer and data protection officer to select clients and speaks nationally on data privacy matters. Linnette is a member of the Rutgers Center for Innovation cybersecurity advisory board and author of the books, “Student Data Privacy: Building a School Compliance Program” and the forthcoming, “Teacher’s Guide to Student Data Privacy.”

Marlo Gaddis, Wake County Public Schools
Keith Krueger, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

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