Cyber Risks and Rewards: The Challenges and Opportunities for Education

17th September, 2021 @ 8:30 am


17/09/2021 - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Last year, Education faced the highest level of ransomware attacks, with 44% of organisations hit.  For educational institutions, the financial impact of a ransomware attack in 2020 was crippling. The total bill was on average AU$3.64 million – the highest across all sectors surveyed, and 48% above the global average.

The risks are high, but how can schools manage risk while taking advantage of the incredible power for good that the digital world presents for the citizens of the future who they are educating right now?

This seminar will provide the fundamental information and understanding needed to actively engage with the rapidly evolving dimension of cyber in schools, in both institutional security and student wellbeing.  Please see the full program for further details.


Keynote speakers:
Professor Don DeBats, Director of The Jeff Bleich Centre (JBC), Flinders University
Dr Lesley Seebeck, Honorary Professor, Australian National University
Dr Zac Rogers, Research Lead at the JBC
Dr Maryanne Kelton, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and a research leader for the JBC.

Target audience:
Principals, school leadership, including Board members, technical and strategic/non-technical school leaders.

Delivery mode:
Face-to-face at Flinders University, Bedford Park Campus, Alere Function Rooms 1 & 2 (venue map).
A recording of each keynote address will be available following the seminar.


Flinders University will enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on the COVID related social distancing and maximum density rules in place at the date of the event. To secure your place please complete the registration as attendance at the Bedford Park Campus without a confirmed place may result in being turned away if the event is at capacity.

Parking is available in car parks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, and on the eastern side of University Drive adjacent to Sturt Oval (venue map).

There is no fee to attend this event.

The event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to cancellation list, or if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Lynn Carter.



Bookings are closed for this event.