Effective Management of Information Security and Data Privacy in K12 - Session 1

In this informative session Rod Russeau will share his story, and the journey of his school district, as they've navigated from the mainframe-only world of yesteryear to the intensity of a world now consumed with nonstop cybersecurity and data privacy challenges.

Rod will explore risk management fundamentals that work, and essentials every district should consider when developing their information security and data privacy strategy. He will also discuss how a district leadership team's involvement in information security and data privacy is critical, and provide actionable ideas for their engagement.

Session Information

Rod Russeau

Director of Technology and Information Services
Community High School District 99
Rod Russeau is a servant leader with a passion for learning, technology, and information security. He has served as Director of Technology & Information Services at Community High School District 99 for nearly 26 years. Rod earned his Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation in 2016.

Rod earned three highly sought-after information security certifications in 2020: The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and the Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) designations. Rod was also selected in 2020 as the Chairperson for the CoSN Cybersecurity Initiative. The purpose of the CoSN Cybersecurity Initiative is to develop usable guidance, tools, and support to assist school districts across North America in developing their cybersecurity programs.

Rod began his technology career in 1977, designing, programming, and supporting student & financial information systems for hundreds of school districts across the country. Rod is an avid musician and photographer. Rod is the proud father of two amazing adult sons.