Cyber Security in Independent Schools

Workshop for technology and risk management leaders, offered jointly with ISACS

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


Join us for a two-day seminar July 13 and 14 on this critically important topic.  This workshop is designed and led by two 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


  • $400 for ATLIS and ISACS members.
  • $500 for all others.

See the complete agenda

Workshop Leaders



Jamie 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 cyber security 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 wrote Greetings from Kazakhistan, about "an eye-opening journey into the realm of cybersecurity" for NBOA's Net Assets last year (login required). 

Denise Musselwhite

Denise Musselwhite is the Director of Technology at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL.  She is charged with planning, managing, and supporting the network infrastructure and its award winning BYOD.  Denise is committed to meeting the needs of its 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.  

Denise has presented at national conferences, including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Online/Blended Education Symposia for Independent Schools (OESIS), Lausanne Learning Institute, and Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS)  on topics involving effective technology management and leadership in independent education.  As a senior consultant for Educational Collaborators, Denise collaborates with expert technology professionals across the U.S. and internationally.  She is an active member of Florida Executive Woman (FEW) and maintains technical certifications in Microsoft, GoogleApps, and network management.

Bob Olsen is the founder and CEO of COMPASS Cyber Security, 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 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.


Travel Information

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 members of ATLIS and ISACS – 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 ATLIS and/or ISACS 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.