Ransomware Attacks:
Best Practices for Prevention and Response

Many organizations are unaware of ransomware until they experience a network attack that disrupts their operations. Two school districts will share their experiences, how they recovered, and the critical steps they took to protect themselves from future cyber attacks. You will also hear from a cybersecurity expert on ways to proactively defend against the continuously evolving ransomware threat in the K12 environment.

Session on Demand

Mike Woodward

MS-ISAC Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)

Eric Bouvier

Director of Technology
Auburn Public Schools

Edward Lucy

Director of Operations
Foxborough Regional Charter School
Mike Woodward is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). A main focus of his work is tracking the evolving ransomware threat landscape in the state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government sector.

Eric Bouvier is the current Director of Technology for the Auburn Public School District located in central Massachusetts. Currently in his 15th year in the position, he has worked with the community and school leaders to build a robust technology program for the students of Auburn. Prior to accepting the position with the Auburn Public School he served as the first Technology Director for the Sutton Public Schools for 10 years. As a founding member of METAA, he was present at the very first conceptual meetings of the organization and has remained on the board through its entire existence.
Eric is married and lives with his wife and two children, two dogs, and four cats in Blackstone, Massachusetts.

Edward Lucy is the Technology Leader for the Foxborough Regional Charter School located in southeast Massachusetts. Currently in his 15th year at the expanding school district, he has always worked in technology and/or operations but more recently returned back to his technology roots. He continues to work on enhancing, strengthening and integrating technology throughout the FRCS campus. Prior to working at FRCS, he was a technology consultant for multiple public charter schools throughout Massachusetts as well as working in the business/private sectors at a variety of technical roles for 14 years. He is an active member of METAA and MassCUE. He is currently working on completing the CoSN/METAA Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) Certification.

Edward is married and lives with his wife and two daughters and one tripod dog in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He enjoys soccer, tennis and skiing too.