See the information from COSN about National Security Awareness Month below.  I am forwarding it.

Vita-Learn is COSN's state chapter.    Paul and others will be talking about COSN at Vermont Fest.  

If you are a tech director you can get certified by COSN as a school leader (CETL).  A great idea if you aren't licensed as a Superintendent, Principal or other K12 Admin.  The certification has national recognition and is good for networking too. (people not wiring closets 😇).  Paul, Mark K and Craig D will be talking about their CETL experience and how to get started during a Vermont Fest Session http://vtfest.vita-learn.org/.

Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®)

For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district.

Patricia Aigner
Director of Technology
Rutland City Public Schools
6 Church Street
Rutland, VT 05701

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From: CoSN Communications <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 6:14 PM
Subject: Cybersecurity Awareness Month - How to Stay Safe This School Year
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What can the information technology professional do to secure their school system? At a time when cyber threats have become more persistent and destructive, CoSN has designed a suite of tools that aim to equip today's edtech leaders with everything they need to prevent or address security events. 
In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, CoSN has put together a catalog of invaluable resources for all school system technology professionals. Here are 5 ways to stay safe online: 
  • Get started with Cybersecurity! Download our comprehensive breakdown of what districts should do in the event of an incident. 
  • But don't wait until a critical event...see what the top 5 cybersecurity threats every edtech leader should be aware of. 
  • Take an online course focusing on the fundamentals of IT security and advanced persistent protection of your students information. Our 7-week, Advanced Persistent Prevention: Cybersecurity in K-12 Education is a facilitated course that will prime you on enterprise security issues for your first line of defense. Class begins Wednesday, October 17! Registration required.
  • Learn in real time from the experts during our Cybersecurity focused webinar, Protecting Cyber AND Physical Security on Wednesday, October 17th @ 1pm ET. Free to members. Registration required. 
  • Assess your security profile, determine your district's security status, and create a plan to improve your district's security.


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