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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2016 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth and New England with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.  
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Wednesday, October 19 • 11:15am - 12:10pm
How Public Schools can Reduce their Exposure to an Ransomware Attack

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Many New England Schools and towns have been hit with ransomware attacks over the past 24 months. These type of attacks are increasing at an alarming rate. When infected, an organization’s data is encrypted and is charged a hefty ransom before they release/ unlock your data .    In the next 45 minutes you will learn:

  • How these attacks work

  • Why Schools & Towns are perfect targets

  • How you can protect your school from an attack

  • Q& A’s     

Today’s cyber threats pose significant risks due to the highly organized nature of attacks. And the digital tools used in the classroom are all subject to vulnerabilities that can be targeted. Hackers are highly organized professionals with vast networks who are able to precisely target unsuspecting victims including schools, faculty and students. With over 300,000 new threats every day, Schools need advanced threat protection to combat threats like Ransomware, and maintain compliancy with Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).   During our talk Kaspersky will examine what the threat landscape means for School Administrators, and the actions Technology Directors need to take to predict, prevent, detect and respond to threats and keep their schools secure. 

Free Tools for Schools to share with Parents: 
A great endorsement by AV-Test on Kaspersky’s Safe Kids solution: http://usa.kaspersky.com/about-us/press-center/press-releases/2016/Kaspersky-Safe-Kids-Awarded-Coveted-AV-TEST-Certification-for-Parental-Control.aspx

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Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
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