The first months of 2020 saw a 78% increase in authentications for educational organizations as compared to the previous year, the largest increase among any industry found in our 2020 Trusted Access report. When classes moved remote, the security teams defending these organizations suddenly had to update their strategies to consider users outside the network perimeter and those reliant on personal devices. Fortunately, CARES Act funding for education allows spending on technology and security to support these changes, but with limited staff and time resources, what project should you prioritize first?
Join Zoe Lindsey and Jim Salmonson from Duo Security with Stacey Arthur from Cisco’s Public Sector team for a pragmatic breakdown of strong authentication built to meet K-12 organizations’ needs, and how the CARES Act can help advance your access security strategy in 2021.
Stacey Arthur, Public Funding Advisor at Cisco
Stacey joined Cisco nearly 13 years ago, working in public sector sales, marketing, and most recently in the public funding office. She currently supports Cisco’s U.S. public sector customers as well as Cisco internal and partner sales teams to explore and navigate funding programs that align with customer initiatives.
Jim Salmonson, Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco Duo Security
Jim Salmonson is a Technical Solutions Architect at Duo at Cisco with 25 years of experience in InfoSec. Jim's career has allowed him to contribute and grow with Fortune 500 organizations, education, state, local, and the federal government. Prior to joining Duo, Jim was a technical leader and policy advisor for one of the largest IT Infrastructures in North America. Jim lives in NC with his wife, two teens, enjoys hiking, and drumming with his band.
Zoe Lindsey, Security Strategist at Cisco Duo Security
Zoe Lindsey is a Security Strategist and an early member of the Duo team, joining Duo in 2012 with a background in medical and cellular technology. In her time at Duo, she has advised businesses and organizations of every size on strong security policy and unified access security solutions, and for the last two years has shared best practices and recommendations at events and discussion panels including the 2018 RSA Conference in San Francisco.