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Vermont AOE Hosts Demonstration of MS-ISAC Services for Supervisory Unions & Districts
January 28, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Mike Kanfer, the Director of Network Services for the Champlain Valley School District, is really pleased with the cybersecurity support he is getting through the free Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). MS-ISAC is part of the Center for Internet Security. CVSD joined in November. On January 28 at 3:30 pm, AOE will host a virtual service demonstration by MS-ISAC to build awareness of their free services. Currently, just two Vermont SU/SD have joined the organization. As noted in this article from Education Week, cybersecurity officials are trying to build awareness among SU/SD.
“Only 2,000 of the 13,000 U.S. school districts have signed up for free membership in the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center, which offers government organizations, including school systems, network vulnerability assessment, cyberthreat alerts and other related services. Only about 120 schools are using a no-cost federal service called “malicious domain blocking,” which helps prevent IT systems from connecting to harmful web domains.”
MS-ISAC Senior Program Specialist Kyle Bryans will lead the demonstration and Mike will also talk about how his SD is using their services. A big thanks to Mike for his willingness to call attention to this organization. Here’s a link to the entire Education Week story.https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/digitaleducation/2020/12/federal_cybersecurity_chief_most_schools_don.html
If you’d like to attend, email Lisa Helme at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will send you a meeting invitation.