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Fortifying Your K12 School District:
Navigating Cyber Threats & Compliance

This webinar is made possible through partnerships with


The Education sector is a top target for cyber-attacks. Join our panel of Education security experts as we delve into the multifaceted challenges posed by the compliance and cybersecurity landscape of K12 school districts. Our experts will provide insights and strategies to combat escalating cyber threats in Education, especially for blended and remote learning environments. Participants will learn best practices for securing their digital ecosystem—including how to optimize risk management across their devices and infrastructure—as well as how to drive sustainable cybersecurity practices among staff, administrators, and key stakeholders.

In this session, we'll cover the following:

  • Device Maintenance: Gain insights into how your school district’s device maintenance and refresh policies can contribute to your cybersecurity strategy.
  • Access, Compliance, and Security: Learn the art of maintaining balance between access, compliance, and security across your digital learning environment.
  • Sustainable Cybersecurity: Discover ways to establish a sustainable and effective cybersecurity posture, even when resources and funds are limited.

George Fernandez
VP of Managed Solutions, UDT 


George Fernandez, VP of Managed Solutions at UDT, brings over 25 years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing high-performance technology and information security solutions. At UDT, he leads the managed solution strategy for Education, State & Local Government, and Commercial customers. With an extensive background in infrastructure, cybersecurity, and compliance strategy as well as service design and user experience, he has a proven track record in managing robust IT ecosystems to achieve the best possible customer outcomes. 


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Ash Sumer - Sr. Security Technical Specialist Microsoft US Education

Ash Sumer
Sr. Security Technical Specialist
Microsoft US Education 


Ash Sumer is a cybersecurity expert with over 10 years of experience in the field. As the Sr. Security Specialist at Microsoft, Ash leads the Microsoft Security conversation and advises how schools and universities can protect their digital assets and ensuring compliance with industry standards.


Moderator – Kevin Hogan
eSchool News, Content Director


Kevin is an acclaimed writer, editor, and commentator covering the intersection of society and technology, especially education technology.