PHOENIX, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosaic451, a bespoke cyber security services provider and consultancy, announced today that they will be presenting at this year's IlliniCloud TechFeast, being held July 23-24 in Bloomington, Illinois. The presentation, entitled "K-12 District Security 101: The Why, What and How of Securing District Technology" will focus on the steps that allow school district IT staff to focus on mission and keep critical services up in the face of a rapidly broadening cyber threat landscape.
Speaking at the conference are two high level executives at Mosaic451, with over forty years of combined experience in the K-12 sector:
Chris Squatritto is Architect of the Americas for Mosaic451. With a 20-year education career at the Clark County School District (CCSD), Chris has seen K-12 technology systems progress from dial-up to multi-gig WANs. Chris oversaw the creation of the nation's first K-12 Security Operations Center (EDSOC) based at CCSD. Chris now works to engage other districts on the empowering the K-12 mission, education, through industrializing cyber security operations.
Recognized in the K-12 education space as an outspoken leader, Chris has always maintained one foot in the private sector and one foot in education. Working with public foundations, private companies and government leadership, Chris was instrumental in acquiring millions in additional funds from external organizations for CCSD to help advance technology initiatives that exceed District budgets.
Mike Baker is founder and Principal at Mosaic451. Described as the "consummate technologist" by his peers in the networking and security space, Mike is a thought leader who focuses on industrializing operations and deploying enterprise architectures that are laser-focused on mission.
After almost two decades of experience, Mike founded Mosaic451 because he believed in an IT consultancy that was technically savvy, operationally grounded and also business-aware. He aimed to combine the know-how to manage massive data, scale and security requirements with the nimbleness and insight of a boutique consultancy.
A few statistics about K-12 information technology:
- Education Technology is a $7 billion market.
- Instructional Tech funding will reach $19 billion in 5 years.
- 100% of schools have computers, are connected to the Internet and are utilized in the classroom regularly.
- 20 states have a combined total of 28 laws related to data privacy in 2014.
Learn more about The Feast at http://www.thefeast.org/tech-feast.html.
Mosaic451 is a bespoke cyber security service provider and consultancy. Our organization has specific expertise in building, operating and defending some of the most highly secure networks in North America. Unlike others, we are not peddlers of magic; technology alone cannot fully protect our clients' data, networks, or interests. Technology, if deployed correctly, is a force multiplier for intelligent humans. Mosaic451 aggregates and empowers intelligent humans in the service of information security and IT operations excellence for our clients.
For more information, visit www.mosaic451.com.
About IlliniCloud TechFeast
The Tech Coordinators' Feast is a two-day institute organized by a Tech Coordinator Committee and the IlliniCloud. Hosted in Bloomington, Illinois, it is designed for district or school Technical Coordinators and technically-oriented business decision makers. For more information, visit http://www.thefeast.org/tech-feast.html
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