Lockstep has a long history partnering with education to bring the best in IT products and professional services to K12 districts across the state of Georgia. The GAMEIS (Georgia Association of Managers of Educational Information Systems) 2017 summer conference in Savannah, GA, represented the culmination of Lockstep’s decade-long history of dedication to working with Georgia’s schools. Lockstep enjoyed the opportunity to meet up with our many K12 clients in a relaxed setting to discuss the latest trends in educational information systems.
This year the main topic on everyone’s mind seemed to be security, specifically security breaches and how to stop them. To that end, Lockstep hosted a breakout session to share valuable information on how IT departments can begin to perform their own internal security assessments.The presentation highlighted the reason so many educational institutions trust Lockstep; the information was presented within the context of navigating political and financial realities while instituting effective technologies and security policies. James Harden, managing partner and IT security consultant at Lockstep Technology Group, suggested free and inexpensive tools and strategies for helping IT directors shine a light on current vulnerabilities (and gain administrative support for enhancing security) as well as a practical framework for covering critical areas first and foremost. As Mr. Harden stated, “If you can find it, I guarantee you your students have already found it.”
Lockstep also enjoyed meeting with our trusted vendor partners. Representatives from Extreme Networks, NetApp, Palo Alto Networks, Veeam, Exagrid, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Nimble Storage, Varonis, Dell, and more were all on hand, illustrating the robust network of manufacturers that Lockstep has partnered with to bring IT excellence to K12s in Georgia. Lockstep is already looking forward to GAMEIS 2018. We hope to see you there!