6:30 p.m.

MONAN PARK, 150 William T. Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
Registration, Coffee, Refreshments and Pastries
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
Welcome and Introductions
Jen McLarnon Director of Technology, BC High
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
Cybersecurity: Best Practices for High School Administrators
Kevin Powers '85, P'16, Director, M.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Governance & Assistant Professor of the Practice, Carroll School of Management at Boston College
Each day there is a headline grabbing news piece involving another cyber-attack resulting in the theft of digital information (e.g., government classified materials, students and donor PII, healthcare records, intellectual property, financial information) or the disruption of government and business functions. Nation-states, terrorists, hacktivists, and cyber-criminals are relentless. You are told "it's not a matter of if, but when" you will be attacked. Compounding that, federal and state regulators are stepping in with new requirements, mandating companies, including educational institutions at all levels and sectors, to address cybersecurity with little, if any, real guidance on how to do so. Despite being a victim of a cyber-attack, a business or educational institution most likely will still have to defend its actions in claims from government agencies and litigation. What to do? The technology supporting cybersecurity is complex, but the business response is not. Rather than looking at cybersecurity as a technical issue, companies must recognize it as a risk management, business organizational issue that needs to be addressed just like any other business risk by using the appropriate standard of care.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
The Legal Landscape of Data Security and Privacy for Independent Schools in Massachusetts
Margaret Paget, Kurker Paget
Margaret will review the Massachusetts data security/data breach law: MGL c. 93H and 201 CMR 17.00et seq., the Massachusetts Privacy Act: MGL c. 214, § 1B, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and will provide a brief overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
Rob Krug, Senior Security Solution Architect, SonicWall
This presentation will provide an in-depth analysis of the latest trends, tactics, and news of the cyber threat landscape as seen from the eyes of a practicing security engineer. Once you have seen what the bad guys have been up to today, you will be exposed to a crash course of security policy management and network security architecture design that will help avoid the breach of tomorrow.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
Madani Adjali, Director of Product Line Management at Aruba
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
Scott Eckstein, Channel Account Executive
Datto offers business continuity and disaster recovery, networking, business management, and file backup and sync solutions, and has created a one-of-a-kind ecosystem of partners that provide Datto solutions to half a million businesses across more than 130 countries. Since its founding in 2007, Datto has earned hundreds of awards for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With global headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has international offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
Networking Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
A Trusted Advisor in I.T. Security.
Chris Kimball, MIS Alliance
For decades I.T. personnel have been tasked with delivering stable networks and systems while providing end-user support. The Cyber-Security threat landscape becomes more complex each year, making it harder for I.T. personnel to identify new risks and vulnerabilities to continuously protect their Infrastructure and data. The biggest obstacles in maintaining a quality in-house Cyber-Security program are costs and I.T. team capacity. Oftentimes, the I.T. team’s expertise or disciplines are not in Cyber-Security, but it’s tacked onto their responsibilities. The number of ‘bad actors’ employing sophisticated threats increases every day. It’s difficult to keep up with the knowledge, organizational ability, tools, resources and available technologies to stay current with today’s Zero-Days and tomorrow’s threats. MIS Alliance will present how we manage the requirements of providing Cyber-Security Services, how we developed a Cyber-Security Program and how we Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover your information!
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall
E-mail spoofing, dark web research, Facebook, Twitter, and your mother’s maiden name – oh my!
FBI Cyber Analysts
From account hijacking to database hacking to ransomware crimes, FBI Cyber Intelligence Analysts will discuss current and emerging cyber threats the FBI investigates. They will provide an in-depth overview of two recent FBI Boston cyber investigations. During this discussion, they will provide a live demonstration of e-mail spoofing and dark web research. They will also discuss how organizations can protect themselves from cyber criminals, the process for organizations to report cyber-crimes, and ways the government shares information with the education sector. Boston’s FBI Social Media Exploitation team will also discuss the most current social media trends and look at the interplay between these trends and the impact on educators, students, or those in the #edsec community. They will also discuss social engineering tactics and how you can mitigate those risks through establishing and following good online operational and personal security (OPSEC/PERSEC).
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Cadigan Lecture Hall

Who Should Attend


Event Information

Boston College High School
150 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Snow Date:
Thursday, January 31, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Email questions to Jen McLarnon

Directions to Campus

Limited parking is available on the BC High campus. Located on the MBTA Red Line, the JFK/UMass stop is only a five-minute walk from our campus, and an above-road pedestrian bridge allows for safe passage to school grounds.