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Education can have some unique security challenges, let’s discuss them…

Our community will focus on the security needs and collaboration that is helpful for our K12, higher education and library educational communities.  Presentations, walk-ups and hands-on workshops will focus on open discussions and real-world cybersecurity experiences in the education environment.

Come learn how we defend against, and educate student “hackers” and other highly important educational organizations cybersecurity topics.

The 3rd floor of the conference center is the location for our community, we will have multiple presentation going on throughout the conference as well has follow-up one-on-one and small group sessions in our booth directly after the presentations. 



Everything you need to know…

Are you a technology professional working in an educational environment?  If so, you will want to spend as much time as possible in the education security community at SAINTCON 2023.   The community will run from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon on the third floor at this year’s conference center.  Our focus will be open discussions and hands on activities on the following topics –

Education cybersecurity:

Where we are vs where we need to be

Education technology security successes and milestones – We will have education technology and security professionals specifically share the successes in deploying security controls, policy, protections, and tools/services. (They will discuss and share the tools they have deployed, and how they are managing them.)

Education technology security challenges: 

We will have education technology and security professionals specifically share their challenges they still face with cybersecurity.  Covering deficiencies or areas they are having issues resolving, such as:

  • Secure Domains
  • Passwords (Passwords for K-3)
  • Endpoint Security
  • Network Segmentation
  • Security Monitoring and Alerting
  • Malware
  • Being a Target
  • Assessments and Strategic Planning
  • The Unknown Unknowns in Ed Tech Security

Education cybersecurity:

Lessons learned and learning together

Stories from the trenches and lessons learned – education technology and security professionals will share stories about recent scares, compromises, and areas of lessons learned, such as:

  • District Attacks
  • Policy Deficiencies
  • Data Loss
  • Business Impact

Education cybersecurity: 

Assessing and planning for the future 

Education technology and security professionals will share resources and tools that are available to all our educational organizations for assessing the current state and planning for cybersecurity activities, such as resources and tools from:

  • UETN
  • UtahSAINT
  • CoSN
  • SHLB

What should I bring?

Participants should bring with them to this community their questions, thoughts and ideas and be prepared to share in open discussion and hands-on activities with other professionals in the educational environment.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday
    Expo Closed Monday
  • Tuesday
    Noon – 5:00p
  • Wednesday
    9:00a – 5:00p
  • Thursday
    9:00a – 5:00p

What you Learn

  • Securing your educational organization

  • Assessing and planning for cybersecurity  

  • Success and challenges in a educational setting

  • Tools and resources available to you

  • Collaboration and sharing 

MiniBadge Details

We will have a MiniBadge available at our Community.

Details are still being worked out, but to collect our MiniBadge, come visit our booth for more details on how get this cool MiniBadge.