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Embedding Cybersecurity Into K-12 Culture
Episode 2113th October 2021 • The K-12 Tech Experience • ManagedMethods
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In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski is joined by David Mendez, an Information Security Lead at Region 10 Education Service Center in Texas. Jake and David discuss how K-12 school districts can better embed cybersecurity into their culture to improve their cybersecurity posture.


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(05:38) - David discusses how his role has changed as an Information Security Lead and a Technical Project Manager at Region 10.

(09:00) - The importance of culture when it comes to cybersecurity in schools and why cybersecurity isn't talked about as much in K-12.

(12:37) - How the reoccurring cybersecurity incidents over the past two years have impacted cybersecurity culture in school districts.

(18:59) - David's advice on how a district technology director can embed cybersecurity into their culture.

(23:53) - What school districts as a whole can be doing to improve cybersecurity practices in their schools.

(31:14) - David's thoughts on staffing for cybersecurity to make sure it's as effective as can be.

(36:53) - How the 2020 school year changed David's thinking on cybersecurity, student safety, and data privacy.