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Cybersecurity Conference

Boston Conference on Cybersecurity

for Secondary and High School Administrators

Taking the Lead on Security and Risk

Presented by Boston College High School





We are excited to be hosting our third annual cybersecurity conference for secondary and high school administrators. Though we are virtual this year, we have an afternoon packed with expert speakers for you.

For questions, please contact Jen McLarnon P’19, ’21, Chief Information Officer, [email protected]


Schedule of Events

  • 12 - 12:15 p.m.: Welcome & Introductions

    Jennifer McLarnon P’19, ’21, Chief Information Officer at BC High, will introduce our 3rd annual conference.

    Grace Cotter Regan P’12, President of BC High will offer brief remarks on how and why a school should prioritize technology today and in the future.

  • 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity for Secondary and High Schools: COVID-19 and Beyond


    Kevin Powers, J.D. ’85, P’06, is Founder and Director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College, and Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College Law School, as well as, in BC’s Carroll School of Management Business Law and Society Department. Kevin also serves on the Board of Trustees at BC High.

    Professor Joanna Baltes, J.D., L.L.M., Boston College
    Simon Taylor, CEO at HYCU, Inc.

  • 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.: Ron Ford: Addressing Cybersecurity Risk in a Remote Environment

    This talk will explore the ways that DHS and CISA can assist schools in the event of a cyber incident. In addition, Ron will discuss the challenges and risks students encounter in a remote learning environment and will offer strategies to help school leaders support students to navigate and mitigate those risks.

  • 1:45 - 2:00 p.m.: Break
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Deborah Hurley: Privacy and Personal Data Protection in the 21st Century

    Deborah Hurley will discuss how the modern era of privacy and personal data protection corresponds with the rise of computing, leading to today’s ubiquitous information environment and the massive collection and use of personal data. The current Information Age is characterized by dynamic shifts in privacy and personal data protection. This rapid evolution occurs, however, on a solid foundation of fair information practices. This talk will explore the state of play and the challenges before us to meet the demands of the 21st century.

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