This year at Orchard Farm for our annual technology professional development day our district went with the theme of Tech or Treat. It was a great theme as Halloween was just around the corner and for us within the technology department we couldn’t think of a better way to scare teachers than to show them a few things about cyber security.
From the advanced persistent threat to the cleverly disguised phishing scams the district’s Network Security Administrators shared best practices on how teachers and students could best protect themselves. What to look for when it comes to social engineering and phishing emails as well what steps they should take if they suspect they may have been compromised. Also shared during the presentation were lesson plans that teachers could use with their students so they can get a better understanding about personally identifiable information in regards to cyber security.
After the presentation our Network Security Administrator showed a few white hat/blue team and black hat/red team hacks so everyone in attendance can actually see what an attack would look like. It’s always one thing to hear about a breach, but it is completely different seeing it happen in real time.
Attendees were treated to a variety of candy as well as a very stylish cyber security mousepad designed by the technology department. Now we are offering our exclusive mousepad for those that could not attend our cyber security session Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self.
To get your own mousepad all you have to do is take the technology department’s cyber security training and quiz. The training is a relatively short video and the quiz is an easy 10 questions that anyone that watches the video should be able to easily answer. Your email address will be recorded and within a day or so one of the members from the technology team will deliver your awesome mousepad!
Click here to take the cyber security training and quiz!
Interested in what was included in the Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self presentation? Check out the slide deck here.
The cyber security training, quiz, and presentations are only available to employees of the Orchard Farm School District.