January 19

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According to new research from the Center for Digital Education, 89 percent of educational institutions plan to continue using hybrid learning models even after COVID-19 pandemic concerns have passed. To make that happen successfully, organizations need to develop a strategy to ensure all end users – students, faculty, staff and alumni – can access the appropriate resources safely and securely.

Join experts from the Center for Digital Education and Okta on January 19 at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET to hear how security tools and cloud computing, coupled with scalable identity and access management, can help higher education institutions address new cybersecurity issues spurred by the pandemic and make remote learning environments more secure going forward.

You’ll also hear:

  • Why now is the time to revisit security strategies so you can more effectively sustain remote learning environments long-term
  • How organizations that modernized their IT environments prior to the pandemic fared better when COVID hit
  • More about the results of the new CDE research on the post COVID-19 challenges higher education organizations currently face



Stephen Doty

Chief Technology Officer, The Juilliard School

Stephen Doty is an information technology and information security expert. He is the CEO and co-founder of Defensible Technology, a company specializing in cyber security risk management and IT operations consulting. Mr. Doty has vast experience in building, managing, and implementing information technology and cybersecurity strategies.

Most recently, Mr. Doty served as the CTO for The Juilliard School, and led the university through a global IT transformation inclusive of technology modernization, organizational restructuring, and expansion into China. He also created the school’s information security strategy, and hired Juilliard’s first-ever CISO.

As a Managing Director with a leading forensics and incident response firm, Stroz Friedberg, Steve has functioned as an outsourced CISO for numerous organizations across multiple industries. In that capacity, he has led incident response efforts, managed post-breach remediation programs, and delivered risk assessments, penetration tests, and other cybersecurity consulting services.

Earlier in his career, Steve was a senior network engineer and “Big 4” consulting firm manager. Mr. Doty earned an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College) and a B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Kevin Bresser

Kevin Bresser

Director of Higher Education, Okta

Kevin Bresser has serviced the technology needs within Higher Education for the past twenty-five years having worked with Career Services, Human Resources, Athletics, Financial Aid, Advancement, and Information Technology. He is passionate about building strong customer communities that are energized to share best-practices with their peers and help drive the direction of the business.

Jim Jorstad

Jim Jorstad — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

Jim Jorstad is an innovative global force on the effective use of technology in teaching, learning and research. Currently the Interim CIO at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he heads a team responsible for providing services to over 1500 staff and 10,000 students. He has extensive experience in learning space design, strategic social media and deploying major IT technologies. His film and journalist work has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Forbes and NPR and he is the recipient of the 2013 CNN iReport Spirit Award. Jim is also an EDUCAUSE Leading Change Fellow, one of 50 IT professionals chosen worldwide for the award.