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As educational institutions increasingly embrace digital technology, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been more critical. Join us for an insightful webinar focused on addressing the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by schools and equipping them with effective defense strategies.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to equip your school with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the digital landscape safely. Join us to foster a secure and resilient learning environment for the entire school community.

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What We Will Cover

Challenges in School Cybersecurity: Understanding the Risks

Schools often face resistance in adopting good cybersecurity practices, unawareness of services available from insurance carriers, and uncertainties about coverage requirements. Discover the impact of these challenges on schools, including the potential cost, time, and effort involved in recovering from cyber incidents.

Cybersecurity Basics and Recommendations for Reducing Overall Risk

Explore a comprehensive set of cybersecurity recommendations specially tailored for educational institutions. Incorporate foundational cybersecurity measures that can significantly reduce the risk of cyber incidents, protecting both sensitive data and the institution’s reputation.

Understanding Ransomware and Effective Defense Measures

Learn how ransomware operates and discover the defense measures that can impede its progress at every stage. Acquire practical insights into preventing, detecting, and mitigating ransomware attacks.

Additional Recommendations for Enhanced Cybersecurity

Delve into supplementary measures essential for bolstering the school’s cybersecurity posture.

Who Should Attend

  • District Superintendents
  • School Administrators and Principals
  • IT Professionals in Educational Institutions


Dave Cunningham

Senior Case Manager, Alvaka

Dave joined Alvaka in 2013 and is a Senior Case Manager for Alvaka’s ransomware restoration practice. In this role, he has managed approximately 150 ransomware cases for organizations of various sizes, including over 10 universities, community colleges, and K-12 school districts. In addition to ransomware restoration, Dave has over 30 years of experience with enterprise patch management. Dave founded and chaired the SoCal IT RoundTable until 2021. In 1992, he founded Dempsey Bluevar, an IBM Business Partner and Managed Services Partner. As its CEO, he grew the firm to be the nation’s largest reseller of Tivoli IT Director and participated in two mergers and acquisitions, leading to its sale to Merisel in 2012.

Martin Ronquillo

Director of Cyber Risk, ASCIP

Martin joined ASCIP (Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs) in 2010, as the Information Technology Manager supporting ASCIP staff and providing guidance in cybersecurity. Martin is currently the Director of Cyber Risk, leading the support for all members by providing guidance in all cybersecurity related matters. Prior to ASCIP, Martin spent over 10 years as an information technology professional at various organizations. Martin holds a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance, and Bachelors of Science in Business Information Systems. In addition, Martin, completed Certificates in Chief Risk Officer Program and Chief Information Security Officer from Carnegie Mellon University and has obtained certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), and a Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM).

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