School Cybersecurity Resources with Center for Internet Security

Event Details

  • Date:
    • January 17, 2023 - January 17, 2023
  • Presenter Name:
    • Jody Tarshis, Emily Sochia, and Elijah Cedeno
  • Registration Deadline:
    • January 16, 2023
  • Start / End Time:
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
  • PGP Points:
    • 2
  • ESC Member Price:
    • Free
  • Non Member Price:
    • Free
  • Facilitator:
  • Location:
Event Cancellation Policy
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Brief Description:

With Cybersecurity threats targeting schools, it is important to make sure school districts are improving their cybersecurity posture. Join us for a 2 hour session that can send you on an intentional path, learning how to navigate the free resources available to each of our schools. 


We will provide a high level overview of the following:

  • MS-ISAC: No cost services overview. Length: 40mins.
  • NCSR: The NCSR is our cybersecurity maturity self-assessment. We will go over the assessment’s uses and how to leverage your org’s report: Length: 20 to 30mins
  • Workbench Platform: This platform houses our CIS Benchmarks and Controls and a FSS team member will take a deeper dive on how to use said platform. Length: 20 to 30mins


Participation Options

  • Join a virtual presentation along with Q&A time
  • Attend at NIESC, Mishawaka, IN for the virtual presentation AND follow-up collaborative work on putting resources to actions


Presenter BIOS:

Elijah Cedeno: is a Regional Engagement Manager for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (MS-ISAC®), a division of the Center for Internet Security, Inc.®. He is a member of the Stakeholder Engagement team, which works with our nation’s State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) governments and public education institutions to provide free cybersecurity resources and services. Elijah manages the MS-ISAC® members in the East Cost/North East regions, supporting their overall cybersecurity posture.

Jody Tarshis: Joined CIS in 2019 as Account Manager for CIS’s Product Vendors. In 2020 she joined the SecureSuite team to help educate our State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments and public academic institutions on their SecureSuite memberships. In this role she oversees membership activities to ensure everyone understands and maximizes their resources in order to improve their overall cybersecurity program.

  • Emily Sochia: Currently serves as the Maturity Services Manager at the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC®), a division of the Center for Internet Security®. In this role, she works to support federally funded programs and services, including the Nationwide Cybersecurity Review (NCSR), a voluntary self-assessment that measures gaps and capabilities of cybersecurity programs for SLTT governments.


Event Cancellation Policy

NIESC Cancellation Policy

Registrants who notify NIESC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.

  • Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but one week before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop, will pay 50% of the registration fee.
  • Registrants who neglect to call or notify NIESC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full registration fee.
  • On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees