Cybersecurity in Independent Schools

Workshop for technology and risk management leaders

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THURSDAY, July 25, 2019, approx. 10:00 AM - FRIDAY, July 26, 2019, approx. 3:00 PM  
The Bush School 
 3400 East Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98112

Join us for a two-day seminar July 25-26, 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;
  • GDPR.


  • $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.  

Denise MusselwhiteDenise Musselwhite is charged with planning, managing, and supporting the network infrastructure and Trinity Prep’s award winning BYOD.

She is committed to meeting the needs of the 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.



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)

Sponsored by Veracross

Veracross provides innovative software and personalized service to top K-12 private schools, offering an integrated database for strategic planning, engaging communication, and efficient workflows.

Travel Information

ATLIS has secured a discounted hotel rate of $249 per night the Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle-Broadway for workshop attendees for Wednesday - Friday nights, July 24-26 (checking out on Saturday, July 27th). The hotel is roughly a 15-minute ride via cab or ride share to the Bush School.

Use this link to book your room online.

Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle-Broadway
1100 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS – Individuals are required to call the Hotel directly at 1.800.590.1801 to make reservations. In order to receive the group contracted rate, individuals must indicate the group name, ATLIS Workshop, at the time of making a reservation. This will ensure the guest is charged properly and the guestroom block is credited. Should individuals use any other phone number and/or book online via internet search engine they may not receive the contracted group rate. All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card at the time of making a reservation. Please note that room type assignment and special requests cannot be guaranteed and are based on availability.