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4Discovery’s Phil Knox to Present at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Conference

Panel discussion will address school district risks and how to use digital forensics to respond and investigate incidents

Fraud, misconduct, sexual harassment, and data security breaches are just a few of the significant risks facing school districts in our current environment, and school business officials have an important legal duty to respond to and investigate these events.

4Discovery, a prominent digital forensics firm, will lead a panel discussion at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) conference, “Forensic Technology in Fraud and Misconduct Investigations” on February 13, 2018.

“We are seeing a definite increase in school district incidents,” said Jeffrey Hartman, a Partner and Co-Founder of 4Discovery, “and the impact on those districts can be catastrophic. We are thrilled to be partnering with the IASBO on this important program.” 

Like any other business or organization, school districts are susceptible to incidents related to misconduct, fraud, or sexual harassment, but because students are often involved in these matters, the risks can be magnified. In addition, school districts are significant aggregators of highly confidential information, such as student medical records, disciplinary files, and other data, creating a unique set of challenges for school officials.

When investigating school incidents such as cyberbullying, for example, school district officials and their lawyers often discover that the evidence they need to consider is digital, and stored on computers, tablets, mobile devices, and social media cloud locations. This program will help school administrators understand the important role forensics can play in responding to incidents of all types.

Other panelist will include Jim Sullivan of Sikich LLP and Linda Jeffers of the Indian Springs School District 109.

About the IASBO

The Illinois Association of School Business Officials is the leading organization dedicated to the development, leadership, training, advocacy, and networking of school district professionals.  Visit www.iasbo.org to learn more.

For more information about the IASBO conference, “Forensic Technology in Fraud and Misconduct Investigations” CLICK HERE.

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