Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number and sophistication of cybersecurity risks faced by schools has greatly increased. 9ine (www.9ine.com) is a global EdTech and consulting organization focused on helping schools with their data protection and cyber security programs. As a part of our services, independent schools around the world contract with us to perform cyber vulnerability assessments which ascertain the types and severity of weaknesses in their IT environments. This presentation will go over some of those common vulnerabilities we see in the context of those assessments and we will highlight other lessons we've learned from our work with schools.
Mark Orchison is the Founder & CEO of 9ine. He is a GDPR certified practitioner with extensive experience working with schools across Europe on the application of the GDPR within their operational context.
Neil Dermody is a legally trained data protection professional with roughly ten years of experience establishing and enhancing data protection programs for both nonprofit and government organizations. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for both the United States and Canada by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Prior to coming to 9ine, he was the Privacy Compliance Officer for two government agencies.