K12 Tech Talk

2
Dec

Episode 99 - Cyber Planning with Don Wolf and Idrissa Davis

We took the week off for Thanksgiving to rest and relax, but we are back and hitting it hard! We as in Josh and Mark; Chris is in a Christmas parade at the time of this recording lolol.

If you have not listened to Episodes 97 and 98, STOP NOW and go listen to those episodes first. 99 is the third episode in this series. In 97, we talk with a superintendent about a cyber attack on his school. In 98, we talk about fostering a cyber security culture in schools. We promise they are worth the listen.

In this episode, we talk with Don Wolf from Portland Public Schools and Idrissa Davis from St. Paul Public Schools to find out just what is a "cyber plan." Cyber plans are being required by insurance companies, and some state legislatures, but people have a hard time defining what goes into a cyber plan. We hope that after listening to this episode you will have a much better understanding of what goes into a cyber plan, and how to start developing your own.

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17
Nov

Episode 98 - Interview with Tom Ryan and Lenny Schad

TELL ME I HAVE AN UGLY BABY!!!

This is the second episode in our three part series about enhancing school district cybersecurity posture. Last week we spoke with Scott Elder, the Superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools about their ransomware attack. This week we speak with Tom Ryan and Lenny Schad. Tom is the former CIO of Albuquerque Public Schools, current CoSN board member, and member of the Council of Great City Schools. Lenny is the former CIO of Katy (TX) ISD, the former CIO of Houston (TX) ISD, and a former CoSN board member. They both help us understand what we can do to make cyber security the responsibility of the entire school district, not just the responsibility of the IT Department.

OH, AND TELL ME I HAVE AN UGLY BABY!!!

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10
Nov

Episode 97 - Ransomware Interview with Scott Elder

Tonight we sit down with Scott Elder, the Superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools. We talk about the ransomware attack they experienced in January 2021.  This discussion is from the perspective of the Superintendent during the attack.  Scott is wildly candid and honest about the experience.  

This is the first episode in our three part series. The second episode will be about Organizational Change related to Cyber with Tom Ryan (Board Chair of CoSN) and Lenny Schad (Former Houston ISD CIO). The third episode will be about building your own Cyber Plan with Don Wolf (Portland CIO) and Idris Davis (St. Paul CIO).

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3
Nov

Episode 96 - NCSR, E-Rate, CoSN and More!

In this episode the guys cover the E-Rate admin window, filling out the 2022 NCSR, and getting verified Twitter accounts for schools. Also, Josh talks about getting rid of an obsolete records system still running on Windows XP. Mark teases our upcoming 3 episode series with MEGA-sized district leaders examining ransomware events and the need for Incident Response Plans. Finally, Josh talks about the steps he took to keep one student from emailing other students.

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27
Oct

Episode 95 - SCARY STORIES Part Deux

In this episode the guys tell their own Scary IT Stories that they have experienced.  Josh and Chris recap the MOREnet conference and also talk about their struggles with e911. Mark talks about getting DKIM and DMARC set up on his email. Josh quickly talks about the FortiGate vulnerability that was announced a few weeks ago. And Chris works through some childhood scars related to little league baseball.

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20
Oct

Episode 94 - On the Road at the MOREnet Conference (SCARY STORIES)

This week Chris and Josh hit the road! They are in Osage Beach, Missouri at the MOREnet Conference. They interview random K12 techs from across the state and ask them to tell their scary IT stories. Oh, and there might be a former K12 Tech Talk host that comes out of retirement and joins us for a few minutes. We talk to Eric, Pate, Eric, Ryan, Cory, and Brett.

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13
Oct

Episode 93 - Josh Really Loves Crab Rangoons

In this episode Chris talks about his new documentation project. Josh talks about his rough week with a fiber cut, a fender bender, and an intercom going belly up. Chris updates us on his e911 project and his frustrations with telco carriers. And there is also entirely too much discussion of crab rangoon. We are K12 Tech Talk, and so are you.

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6
Oct

Episode 92 - Killnet Bachelor Pad

In this episode Josh and Mark are concerned with Chris' dinner choices. Mark talks about Killnet and the current threat to government websites and schools. Josh shares a story about a weird Smartboard issue, a funny Seesaw story, and recent incidents at a few schools. Chris tells us about a UPS failing on the day his network admin took off.

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29
Sep

Episode 91 - Blame the Barbie App!!!

In this episode we answer a few listener emails, Josh talks about the newly approved FEMA Cyber Grant, Mark talks about surfing his school WiFi while at Fenway Park, and Chris and Josh argue over WiFi on their baseball fields. Also, Chris' WiFi is terrible.

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23
Sep

Episode 90 - 911, the FCC, Listener Emails, and Josh likes Spicy Sausage Pizza

Josh is gone; he said he had homework. Chris and Mark discuss some listener emails about hall passes and 2 factor. The guys talk about the podcast tweeting and emailing the FCC concerning E-Rate funding. They discuss 911 laws and requirements for schools. And then they talk about pizza.

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