CoSN Live: Deep Dive into Cybersecurity

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Dysart Unified School District
15802 North Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374
(a suburb of Pheonix - 40 min from airport)


The day will be organized around three key themes:
  1. Prevention
  2. Intervention
  3. Incident Response Strategies
Following a kickoff keynote by seasoned IT security professional Ryan Cloutier, participants will be challenged to work together to discuss:
  • How to build a security program from nothing
  • How to avoiding being overwhelmed
  • How to best build relationships to accomplish what you need across the district
  • What happens when nobody is watching?
  • How to develop awareness programs  
  • How to align security and privacy work in districts
To cap off the day, participants will take part in a tabletop exercise, working through the process of responding to a cybersecurity incident on a student information system as it occurs. Following the exercise, you’ll have an opportunity to de-brief and identify lessons learned that will help you prepare for and respond to an actual breach.
Participants in this exciting event will leave with practical, actionable strategies for improving their school system’s IT security posture. You’ll have ample opportunity to network with other K12 IT professionals and learn how they are tackling similar challenges.

Ryan Cloutier (Keynote)
Ryan Cloutier is a seasoned IT Security professional with over 15 years of experience and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP® he has held a variety of IT roles during his career including multiple architect and security roles, Ryan has worked on cloud security, Dev-Ops / Sec-Ops methodology, policy, process, audit and compliance, network and application security architecture for several fortune 500’s in the health care, financial, and agriculture sectors and has been working with K-12 and SLED for the last 2 years.
Amy McLaughlin (Facilitator)
An experienced information technology and information security professional, Amy has over twenty years’ experience building, implementing, and securing information systems including 10 years in K12 and higher education.  As a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), she has been responsible for protecting data covered by a broad range of federal and state regulations including HIPAA, FERPA, IRS 1075, and the Oregon Identity Theft Protection Act.  She holds a Master of Science in Information Technology Management and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Amy currently serves as the project lead for the CoSN Cybersecurity and Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) initiatives, and as the Director of Information Services Student Health Services at Oregon State University.   

CoSN Member Rate: $249 per person (not including transportation/hotel) *you must be logged on to the CoSN website during registration to access this discounted rate
Non-Member Rate: $399 per person (not including transportation/hotel)
Breakfast and Lunch are provided.

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Hotels that currently have availability in the (Westgate area in Glendale, AZ). Prices are subject to change as the date gets closer to Spring Training 2020. The Westgate area in Glendale, AZ is about a 20-minute drive to the Dysart Unified School District.

Hampton Inn & Suites ($188 per night)
6630 N. 95th Ave
Glendale, AZ
623 271-7771

Staybridge Suites ($188 per night)
9340 W. Cabela Dr
Glendale, AZ
623 842-2000

Home2 Suites by Hilton ($179 per night)
6620 N 95th Ave
Glendale, AZ

Renaissance ($251 per night)
9495 W. Coyotes Rd
Glendale, AZ
623 937-3700

ALOFT (New Hotel) ($242 per night)
6920 N 93rd Ave
Glendale, AZ
602 883-3500

Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($150 per night)
9310 W. Cabela Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85305
623 939-8888