“Integrating Technology to Enhance Student Success”

FAEDS 2018 Conference facts:

 Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (General Conference) and Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – Friday, September 28, 2018 (Security Manager Workshop)
Location: Caribe Royale, 8101 World Center Dr., Orlando, Florida
Hotel Reservations: Reserve a Room

Where to Register for the Conference:

 Please take this opportunity to Network with IT Professionals who are ground-breakers – making real and effective changes in education today. Gain visibility from colleagues in the educational technology industry. Help shape the future in digital education! Interact with Instructional and Information Technology professionals statewide. Promote a greater understanding of the uses of technology at all levels of education.

You can register for the FAEDS 2018 Conference by visiting our website: http://www.cvent.com/d/ntq453

The cost for Education Attendees is $150.00, which includes Sessions/Presentations, Continental Breakfast Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Lunch Monday and Tuesday, Monday Night Social Event and Tuesday offsite event. (Security Manager Training Workshop is an additional fee, see below).

Security Manager Training Workshop:

 This year for 2018 we are planning a 3-day Security Manager Workshop to begin immediately following the FAEDS sessions. This security manager course will target IT Directors, CIO’s, Network Managers, CISO’s and other IT Leaders in your organization with important Information Security principles and practices. The course will run on Wed from 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Thurs 8 am to 4:30 pm and Friday 8 am to 12 noon.

We had Dr. Cole lead a Security Course last year at FAEDS which was very highly rated by all class participants.   Based on this feedback, we have asked Dr. Cole to come back again in 2018 to provide a more in-depth look at Cyber Defense tools, methods and best practices.

The Security Course topics are meant to be a mix of hands-on labs and lectures to better understand how to manage Cyber Security controls. Here is a tentative list of topics chosen:

  • Reviewing and establishing Firewall rules
  • Firewall reports
  • How to configure VLAN isolation of sensitive devices
  • How to use Threat Hunting tools
  • What does an exploit look like from a network perspective
  • Decryption and what an IDS would see or trigger for an exploit
  • Understanding IDS signatures and logs
  • End Point Protection, discuss the elements that point to an intrusion/cyber attack
  • Other key metrics used in finding viruses and spotting cyber attacks

All students who enroll in this course must bring their own laptop computer that will support and run a Virtual Lab environment.   Some portions of the class will use a pre-built VM to illustrate content and concepts.

The course instructor is a well-known Cyber Security Expert, Dr. Eric Cole and faculty Fellow at the SANS Technology Institute. The cost of this workshop is $1,500 per person plus the registration fee of $150 and is for educational and governmental attendees only. In order to secure this fantastic security training event, there is a minimum enrollment that must be reached by late August or we will have to cancel. FAEDS is also putting up to $15,000 to support the cost of this course. Please get your security related staff enrolled for this training opportunity from a recognized security expert at a very reasonable cost. You can pay online or select “Pay by Check” and pay during the 2018-19 SY (if needed), but please enroll now so we know how many participants are committed to attend, so that we can meet our minimum enrollment and appropriately size the room(s) needed to support this training event. Our goal is to reach 50 or more participants.

Eric Cole

Eric Cole Bio

Conference Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in making our annual conference in Daytona Beach such a success. The time for collaborating with others was amazing. If you presented a session and would be willing to share it on our web site, please send it to tingram@ecsd.me.

Congratulations to our award winners: George Perreault and Cali Stringer. George was awarded the Jack Kelly Award for having a positive effect on educational technology in the state of Florida. George’s work with Orange County Schools and ClassLink has made such a difference in education in Florida! Cali was awarded the Robert W. Sims Memorial Award for special recognition of her efforts on behalf of FAEDS. Cali has been instrumental in shepherding districts through the Digital Classroom Plan for the past three years!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for FAEDS 2018, September 23rd through 26th, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando.


FAEDS 2017 Conference Agenda

Student Data Privacy Consortium

Update on Cyber Security