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Cybersecurity Insurance and MFA: Securing K-12 Against the Unknown

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What cybersecurity insurance is and how it's calculated
  • The importance of MFA, and why cybersecurity insurers take it into consideration when evaluating an organization
  • How to build a strong security strategy for your K-12 institution

Cybersecurity insurance acts as a general line of coverage to mitigate losses and costs from a variety of cybersecurity incidents, including data breaches, network damage, and potential business interruptions.

To determine what coverage is necessary, cybersecurity insurers calculate cost based on a variety of risk-factors, including the security measures already in place, like MFA (multi-factor authentication). Cybersecurity insurers often look to MFA as an indicator of security safeguarding to validate the identity of your workers to establish user trust.

But MFA is more than just an insurance requirement checklist. As a K-12 organization, implementing MFA solutions into your security strategy can help you greatly reduce the risk of the most common user attacks like phishing, ransomware and other malware. And with continued remote access and remote learning, MFA has become even more important, enabling you to secure access to students and staff from any device, from any location.

Join Duo's Hunter McMillan and Jeff Dooley to learn more about cybersecurity insurance, MFA, and how to build a strong security strategy for the future.

Presenter Info

Hunter McMillan, PubSec/SLED Solutions Engineer, Duo Security at Cisco

Located in Austin, Texas, Hunter lives with his wife, Ally, enjoying activities such as outdoor hiking, gardening, exploring new areas, and being involved in his faith-based community. He holds five active security certifications, including: CISSP # 631123, GPEN, GCIH, GSEC, GCED. He completed a masters in business administration (MBA) in 2017 while working in higher education full-time. Hunter joined Duo Security in 2018 in the Customer Success department, deploying Duo to customers' production environments. He transitioned to the solutions engineer role and is currently the team lead as a trusted advisor and solutions architect for public sector organizations across the USA.

Jeff Dooley, SLED Account Executive, Duo Security

Jeff Dooley is a Security Specialist working in the Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Michigan areas. He has helped establish security programs with education, government, and commercial customers throughout the United States. His experience includes disaster recovery strategies, data center migrations, advanced services, virtualization projects, and positioning various cybersecurity solutions. Jeff has over 15 years in the technology space, primarily focused on security.

He is excited to work with K12 customers as they start their multi-factor authentication journey. Jeff recognizes the importance of an organization's security posture and the importance of putting customers first.