Wannacry. Heartbleed. Sasser. These are just some of the worldwide cyberattacks that have made it increasingly obvious to those of us working as technical professionals in the K-12 education sector. What can the information technology professional do to secure our school systems’ information infrastructure?

This seven-week facilitated online course will help IT staff learn the fundamentals of IT security and improve their understanding of enterprise security issues. The content is comprised of three modules – 1) Network Security, 2) Risks and Controls, and 3) Vulnerabilities and Mitigation.

This course is updated regularly to cover current content and issues.

Courses are available in the Fall and the Spring.

Interested in Cybersecurity? Check out our Cybersecurity Workshop series!

amymclaughlinAbout the Course Facilitator

Amy McLaughlin has twenty+ years’ experience building, implementing, and securing information systems in K-12, higher education and government sectors. She is currently the Project Director of CoSN's Cybersecurity and Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) initiatives and has 15+ years' of Chief Information Security Officer/Technology Director experience. As a CISO, she has been responsible for protecting data covered by a broad range of federal and state regulations including HIPAA, FERPA, and IRS 1075. Amy has a strong interest in the intersection of technology, information security, psychology, privacy and civil rights. She has served as the State of Oregon E-Rate coordinator, led the development of Oregon's K12 data policies to support gender non-conforming students, and participated in the drafting of the Oregon Identity Theft Protection Act.

9 CEA Credits toward CETL® recertification.