Cybersecurity in Independent Schools

Workshop for technology and risk management leaders

THURSDAY, January 10, 2019 10:00 AM - FRIDAY, January 11, 2019 3:00 PM  
619 West 114th St., New York City

Join us for a two-day seminar January 10-11, 2019, on this critically important topic.  This workshop is designed and led by experienced independent school technology leaders who understand the balance technology leaders 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. 

Attendees will depart the workshop prepared to lead an independent school through the security review process and undertake the steps necessary to ensure improved security for all areas (development, admissions, business, and academic functions), as well as the security of individual community constituents.  Register HERE for the workshop.

Topics addressed in depth include: 

  • Understanding exposure and risk tolerance;
  • Best practices and reasonable precautions;
  • Protected data: rules, regulations, and the right thing to do;
  • Comprehensive security policies;
  • Strategies for politics and persuasion on campus and beyond.


  • $550 for ATLIS members
  • $750 for non-member guests

Workshop Leaders 

Jamie BrittoJamie Britto is the Chief Information Officer at Collegiate School in Richmond, VA. His responsibilities include infrastructure, data systems, and cyber security.  In June 2016, Jamie was recognized by Infotech as a CIO Award winner for medium size organizations. At Collegiate, Jamie has been working with and learning from a variety of experts in  the technology, legal, and insurance industries to understand the emerging field of cyber security and how those understandings might apply to independent schools. Prior to joining Collegiate, Jamie was the technology director and upper school director at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington North Carolina. Jamie has collaborated with other risk management leaders at his school to develop strategies and plans for: 

  • Comprehensive security policies and procedures
  • Payment Card Information Digital Security Standards
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • End User Training
  • Evaluation of Cyber Liability Insurance
  • External Audit of Cyber Security

His recent work in cybersecurity includes articles and presentations for the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) (2015), MISBO (2015), the Virginia Business Officer’s Institute (2016), and for ATLIS (2016.)  Jamie recently contributed to the Fall 2018 edition of Independent School magazine with his article, "What Independent Schools Need to Know about Cybersecurity," a follow-up to his "Greetings from Kazakhstan" about "an eye-opening journey into the realm of cybersecurity" written for NBOA's Net Assets. 

Jennifer Davenport has spent 18 years in educational technology, 14 of which have been in K-12 environments. While Jennifer’s background is in systems and operations, she has a keen interest in progressive education and technology integration. She began her time in K-12 at The School at Columbia University (NY) as the Systems Administrator. She subsequently served as the Director of Technology at Saddle River Day School (NJ), Systems and Network Administrator at Riverdale Country School (NY), Director of Technology at The Speyer Legacy School (NY) and now serves as the Director of Technology at Avenues: The World School (NY). She served as Co-President of the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists in 2017-2018 and presently serves on the NYSAIS Committee for Educational and Information Technology. 

Guest Speakers:
Robert Olsen, Senior Managing Director and Global Practice Leader for Ankura
Buddy Pitt, Manager of R & D, The Network Support Company
James Nelson, Esq., Venable, LLP (teleconferenced)
Alex Inman, Founder and President, Educational Collaborators (teleconferenced)

 Travel Information

Attendees arriving by air can use any airport with convenient service to New York City. The location of the workshop is close to Columbia University, with easy access via subway, bus, or car service.

Hotel Accommodations
We have secured a block of 15 rooms at $155 (plus taxes, etc.) with the ArtHouse Hotel on the Upper West Side for January 9-10, 2019. Rooms must be booked before December 30, 2018, to guarantee this rate. Please mention the ATLIS Group when making your reservation. The hotel is approximately a 15-minute subway ride from the workshop site.

Book Online

Reservations by phone: 1-800-509-7598

Arthouse Hotel
2178 Broadway at W 77th Street
New York, NY 10024