Virtual Meeting Security Considerations
As we increase our use of online lessons and meetings, we need to be especially diligent with our cybersecurity efforts to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of student and staff information. This session will review some common virtual meeting platforms, and how best to secure these meetings.
The presentation slides are available for downloading.
Cybersecurity Challenges with a Remote Workforce—Special Edition
The March 23rd webinar covered some of the cybersecurity challenges we face with a remote workforce and remote classrooms. Users may have less protection from malware and phishing scams when deployed remotely versus when working in district facilities. We will cover some of the challenges and how to improve cybersecurity under these unusual conditions.
Cybersecurity Challenges with a Remote Workforce Questions and Answers are available for downloading/
SB 820 and HB 3834 (86th) Updates for Texas School Districts
The Cybersecurity Tips and Tools webinar, SB 820 and HB 3834 (86th) Updates for Texas School Districts, was provided by Frosty Walker, Chief Information Security Officer for the Texas Education Agency, on January 29, 2020. The presentation slides are available for the January 29th webinar.
Basic Incident Response
The November 6th webinar provided information regarding Basic Incident Response and the impact of a cybersecurity incident for your organization. This presentation covered the fundamental steps your organization will need to perform when a cyber event becomes an incident. Understanding the Basic Incident Response fundamentals will help cybersecurity coordinators being compliant with SB 820 requirements in reporting a breach of system security.
Texas Cybersecurity Framework
Frosty Walker, TEA's Chief Information Security Officer, presented an October 2nd webinar on the Texas Cybersecurity Framework (TCF) and its primary function. This presentation provided information on the fundamental categories of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover, which are incorporated into the TCF. The TCF meets the requirements for the cybersecurity policy in SB 820. Understanding the categories and the objectives for each can be beneficial to your end users and assist your organization in complying with SB 820.
The presentation slides for the Texas Cybersecurity Framework are available for downloading. Questions and Answers are also available.
Cybersecurity Tips and Tools—Ransomware Prevention, Detection, and Recovery
Led by TEA's Chief Information Security Officer, Frosty Walker, the September 4, 2019, webinar provides information on how best to protect information resources from a ransomware attack. TEA was joined by a special guest from the FBI, sharing expertise on ransomware and answering questions.
The Ransomware webinar addressed the following topics:
- Types of ransomware and their effects
- How ransomware works
- Dos and don’ts of ransomware
- Prevention and detection
- How to remove ransomware
- Ransomware recovery/resources
Superintendents, cybersecurity coordinators, and representatives interested in cybersecurity issues and resources, which can be utilized within the education communities, are encouraged to view this webinar.
The ransomware slides and the questions and answers for the ransomware presentation are available for downloading.
SB820 and HB3834 Impact on and Requirements for Texas School Districts
The September 11th webinar provides information on SB 820 and HB 3834 and their potential impacts for Texas school districts. The presentation will include planned processes to address the requirements established by the bills’ amendments to the Texas Education Code and Government Code.