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Your School's Biggest Security Flaw is Human – Conference Recap

Conference Recaps — #IDEAcon #TCEA

Session: Information Security Management

Speaker: Rod Russeau, CISSP, CISM, CETL, Director of Technology and Information Services, Community High School District 99

Core Takeaways

  • Risk will always exist, it’s how to manage it.

  • Information security is broader and encompasses cybersecurity.

  • Multiple people are responsible for information security, but top leaders are accountable for what happens.

  • Information security is mainly a human problem.

Email Security Best Practices

  • Do not click on attachments or links from people you do not know.

  • Do not click on popup windows

  • Do not send sensitive information through email, such as login info, student personal information, etc.

  • See full list of best practices by District 99

Sample Phishing Email

Train staff and students to understand their role in information security.

At the end of this session, we were reminded that we should focus on "progress, not perfection" when it comes to updating our information security practices. Let's all do our best and keep improving as the internet evolves!

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