Boston Conference on Cybersecurity for Secondary and High School Administrators
Join us for the Boston Conference on Cybersecurity for Secondary and High School Administrators hosted by:
Grace Cotter Regan P’12 President, BC High
Steve Hughes '78, P'98 Principal, BC High
Jen McLarnon P'19,'21 Director of Technology, BC High
in partnership with:
Kevin R. Powers, J.D. '85, P'16
Director, M.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Governance, Boston College
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Boston College Law School
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Research Affiliate, MIT Sloan School of Management
Kevin is the founding Director for the MS in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College, and an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College Law School and in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management’s Business Law and Society Department. With a combined 20 years of law enforcement, military, national security, business, higher education, and teaching experience, he has worked as an analyst and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C., and as the General Counsel for an international software company based in Seattle, Washington. Along with his teaching at Boston College, Kevin is a Research Affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and he has taught courses at the U.S. Naval Justice School and the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was also the Deputy General Counsel to the Superintendent. From 2016-2017, he was the Panel Lead for the Collegiate Working Group for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Kevin also serves as a Board Member for the Boston College Law School Business Advisory Council, a Regional Bank, and an International Software Company. Kevin regularly provides expert commentary regarding cybersecurity and national security issues for varying local, national, and international media outlets.
Margaret Paget
Partner of Kurker Paget LLC | Employment Lawyers
Margaret Paget is a founding partner of the Boston-area law firm, Kurker Paget LLC. She has over 20 years’ experience as a litigator and advisor, representing independent elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and private businesses. She and her partner have both received preeminent ratings from Martindale Hubbell, a testament to their reputation among their peers. She is excited to join us for this inaugural conference.
FBI Analysts
The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists. The threat is incredibly serious—and growing. Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated. Our nation’s critical infrastructure, including both private and public sector networks, are targeted by adversaries. American companies are targeted for trade secrets and other sensitive corporate data, and universities for their cutting-edge research and development. Citizens are targeted by fraudsters and identity thieves, and children are targeted by online predators. Just as the FBI transformed itself to better address the terrorist threat after the 9/11 attacks, it is undertaking a similar transformation to address the pervasive and evolving cyber threat. This means enhancing the Cyber Division’s investigative capacity to sharpen its focus on intrusions into government and private computer networks. (from
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Who Should Attend

Cybersecurity is not just a technical issue, but a risk management issue that needs to be addressed just like any other business risk. This conference hopes to bridge the gap between school administrations and IT departments by impressing the absolute importance of taking a collaborative approach to cybersecurity. School Presidents, Heads, Principals, and CFOs are encouraged to attend with their Directors of IT and/or IT staff.

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.