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Cyber Security in Independent Schools Workshop for Technology and Risk Management Leaders
Jamie Britto, Denise Musselwhite, Bob Olsen, & Buddy Pitt

Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 am - Friday, July 14, 2017 3:00 pm

ISACS Classroom
55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 701
Chicago, IL 60601

All registrations will be done through the event's Co-Sponsor,
ATLIS the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools


This workshop is designed and led by four experienced technology leaders who understand the balance technology professionals must maintain between providing access to valuable resources and protecting school constituents. Each aspect of the workshop will be taught with a specific lens on the independent school technology environment. 

Leave this two-day workshop prepared to lead an independent school through the security review process and undertake steps necessary to ensure improved security for all areas (development, admissions, business, and academic functions) as well as the security of individual community constituents.

Topics include:

  • exposure and risk tolerance defined
  • best practices and reasonable precautions
  • protected data: rules, regulations and the right thing to do
  • comprehensive security policies
  • campus strategies for politics and persuasion

Dates and Times
Thursday, July, 13: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm and Friday, July 14: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Click here to view the two-day agenda. 

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for K-12 technology staff, leaders and directors in independent schools.


JAMIE BRITTO, Chief Information Officer at Collegiate School, Richmond, Virginia. Jamie’s responsibilities include infrastructure, data systems, and cyber security. In June 2016, he was recognized by Infotech as a CIO Award winner for medium size organizations. At Collegiate, Jamie works with and learns from a variety of experts in the technology, legal, and insurance industries to understand the emerging field of cyber security and how it might apply to independent schools.


DENISE MUSSELWHITE, Director of Technology at Trinity Preparatory School, Winter Park, Florida. Denise is charged with planning, managing, and supporting the network infrastructure and Trinity Prep’s award winning BYOD. She is committed to meeting the needs of the community of users in the context of the school’s mission and financial sustainability. Prior to joining Trinity Prep, Denise served as the technology manager for an Orlando-based law firm.


BOB OLSEN, founder and CEO of COMPASS Cyber Security, is a veteran-owned vendor agnostic cyber risk management consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD. He has over 24 years of experience in operations, engineering, entrepreneurialism and cyber security. Mr. Olsen has an MBA and MS from Johns Hopkins University and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). In addition to leading COMPASS, Bob is an adjunct professor teaching cyber security to executives and graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and serves on the board of TCO Labs.


BUDDY PITT was introduced to his first computer at the age of three and quickly developed what has become a lifelong passion for all things technological. He has been with The Network Support Company for more than 20 years, the first 10+ as field technician. As networks became more and more crucial to sustainable operations, Buddy transitioned to the Managed Services team and was instrumental in creating many of the products TNSC offers. Drawing on his experience, Buddy designed systems that automate many of the things he did in the field to keep computers and servers running and secure.

After working on and then managing the MSP team for several years, he moved on to Research & Development. In his current role, Buddy works closely with our software development team and technical advisory groups to continue developing top-notch products for our clients.

Co-Sponsor of this workshop
ATLIS, the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools, is a national professional association offering targeted professional development, a celebrated mentorship program, resources and networking for members and the extended community of technology directors and leaders in independent schools across the country. ATLIS includes over 60 member schools seeking to share knowledge and resources with colleagues throughout the US. For more infomation on ATLIS, visit their website by clicking here

Location of Workshop
The workshop will take place at the ISACS classroom at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, Chicago, IL. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
The location is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.

Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

Air Travel
Both Midway and O'Hare airports are easily accessible to the ISACS classroom. Fly into Midway (on Southwest Airlines) or into O'Hare and take the "L" (Chicago's public transportation) and be at the ISACS classroom in less than an hour.  

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS and ATLIS members – 15% off the standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate. The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not eligible for the discounted rate. Parties of two more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
The ISACS Professional Development team has partnered with many incredible Chicago hotels. The hotels are within walking distance of the ISACS classroom and as a member of ISACS and/or ATLIS, you have access to the discounted rates all year long for your professional and personal travel. Click here to find out how to make a reservation at any of the hotels and select the option that meets your travel needs.

If you have any issues when booking a room, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. 

Registration Fee

  • $400 fee for ISACS or ATLIS members
  • $500 non-member fee for those not members of ISACS or ATLIS
  • Workshop includes coffee/tea, light breakfast, lunch and refreshments daily
  • ATLIS will host a reception on Thursday afternoon 
  • Register early as we anticipate this workshop will reach capacity

Cancellation Policy 
Please note that all cancellations for this workshop must be done through ATLIS ( Substitutions and/or transfers of registration from the same school may be made any time prior to the workshop for a $25 fee. Contact Sarah Hanawald to make arrangements for a transfer. Substitutions that have not been submitted in writing must check in at the event registration area to ensure that they are not billed as an additional attendee.

  • Cancellations by June 1, 2017 will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellations between June 2 and July 1, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

Please call the ATLIS office and ask for Sarah Hanawald if you have any questions regarding registration or cancellations at 984-244-1994. 

Please call the ISACS office and ask for Jacob Isaac if you have any questions regarding the workshop at 312-750-1190. 


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