New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education

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CTO Clinic on Digital Privacy and Security

Date & Time
may 09, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Albany Hilton
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
United States

Pricing & Registration

$99 per attendee for Institutional Members

$129 per attendee 

*Limited number of rooms are available at Albany Hilton for $149 by calling 866-691-1183 use code 1CTO


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8:00 - 8:30 AM             Registration

8:45 - 9:00 AM             Welcome & Introductions 

Dr. Amy DelCorvo, CEO/Executive Director & Mike Sylofski, Board President, NYSCATE

9:00 - 10:00 AM           Strengthening Data Privacy and Security in New York State Educational Agencies

Tope Akinyemi, Chief Privacy Officer, NYSED 

Ms. Akinyemi will provide an update on the regulatory process and discuss how educational agencies could implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Framework to strengthen their data security and privacy posture.

10:00 - 10:15 AM         Coffee Break

10:15 - 11:00 PM         Understanding Your Role in Vendor Compliance Under NIST Framework

Parry Aftab,The Privacy Lawyer

Just when you thought NIST Framework compliance and management couldn’t be more challenging, 1.1 hits. Now ensuring that third-party vendors becomes your responsibility. Now you have to police them as well as your team, school and district. Now you are in the business of measuring compliance by others.Now, you’ll need some help.Parry Aftab, a leading voice in digital privacy, security and best practices, reminds us that compliance is a journey riddled with potholes, traps and landmines, but a journey nonetheless. With her insight and roadmap, you may avoid some of those potholes, traps and landmines as you set out on that journey together.

11:00 - 11:30 PM         Sponsor Spotlights (its Learning, ContentKeeper, iBoss Security)

11:35 – 12:00 PM        Across the Border: The Connecticut Privacy Story

Doug Casey, Executive Director at Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, Hartford, CT

As New York school leaders create and steward privacy programs in the context of our state’s legislation, lessons from a nearby state can provide context and point to potential tools to support compliance. Doug Casey, the Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, provides an overview of his state’s privacy law and the approach he has taken to support districts, the ed tech community, and lawmakers.Luncheon: What’s Working & What keeps you up at night?

12:00 - 12:45 PM      Networking Lunch & Conversation with Sponsor Partners

12:45 – 1:45 PM         Mega Trends and Cyber Perspective for Chief Technology Officers 

Deb Snyder, Chief Information Security Officer NYS 

Driving forces, technology trends [e.g., digitalization, cloud, containerization, cyber-attacks, data analytics, AI] and factors that influence safeguarding your data, systems, and discussion what you need to be ready.

1:50 – 2:30 PM           Sponsor Spotlight II (Apple, Diamond Assets, Forecast5, Classlink)

2:35 – 3:10 PM            COSN Data Privacy Toolkit and Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

Linnette Attai

As the requirements around protecting student data privacy continue to evolve, how can you be positioned to manage your responsibilities today and into the future? Who should serve as your data protection officer and what do they need to know? Learn how the core elements of a strong data governance program – including the people you position around it - provide a foundation for the changes in the regulations and in technology to keep your organization ahead of the curve and ready for the future.

  • Sponsor Information
    Sponsor Information

    Tier I Sponsors


    Content Keeper

    Diamond Assets

    Forecast 5

    iBoss Security

    its learning


    Tier II Sponsors







    Parago Software



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