While technology and cybersecurity is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and important, there are still relatively few districts or states implementing cybersecurity across all schools and grade levels at the district or state level. This session is designed for anyone who works with K12 to learn how to scale cybersecurity to an entire district or state. The session organizers will share how school districts and states in several locations have taken different approaches to implementation, each with its own set of benefits and challenges. Whether your district / state is leading the way or is just beginning to consider wide-scale implementation, this session is for you. Come to share your own approach and learn strategies for implementing cybersecurity across the landscape.
Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle serves as the Lead for Academic Engagement of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at NIST. Prior to joining NICE, she was a senior researcher and policy analyst for Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach, served as a principal investigator for the National Cyberwatch Center, and held a faculty position within the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has spent more than 20 years conducting research on student and educator cyber awareness and developing programs to help increase the cybersecurity workforce pipeline. She is a life-long equestrian and competes nationally along with her daughter. When not showing horses, she enjoys attending University of Maryland basketball games with her husband so they have an excuse to visit both her kids.