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Addressing Cybersecurity Threats: Increasing Awareness and Response through Tabletop Exercises

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Location: Room 270
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Participate and share : Interactive session: Hosted activity

Chad Adams  
Ernesto Ballesteros  
Matt Dascoli  
Tara Nattrass  

Hosted by Dell Technologies. Cybersecurity is a priority for technology leaders. Tabletop exercises provide an opportunity to determine preparedness levels, while also increasing the awareness of various threats for different stakeholders. Join us to engage in a threat scenario that you can use with your team to assess levels of readiness for an attack.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members
Topic: Safety, security & student data privacy
Grade level: PK-12


Chad Adams, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
Ernesto Ballesteros, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

Mr. Ballesteros (Ballesteros) serves as the Cybersecurity State Coordinator (CSC) for the State of Texas at the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in Region 6. As the CSC for the State of Texas, his role is to build strategic public and private sector relationships in Texas to facilitate the development and maintenance of secure and resilient infrastructure, pursuant to 6 United States Code, Section 665(c) (2021). Currently, Ballesteros is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio, Texas), where he teaches cybersecurity, information systems, and law.

Matt Dascoli, Dell
Tara Nattrass, Dell Technologies

Dr. Tara Nattrass is a Senior Education Strategist at Dell Technologies. An experienced educator focused on eliminating opportunity gaps and ensuring every student is engaged, Tara most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Arlington Public Schools (VA) where she collaborated with teams to implement systems and structures to support all students. She has held multiple roles including as a classroom teacher; literacy facilitator; school administrator; and Director of Elementary Education. She has experience implementing programs including Language Immersion, Montessori, and International Baccalaureate. Tara earned a Doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.

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