George Grachis
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Role based Access Control

Started Aug 2, 2011 0 Replies

I spoke about this in the past. Its now a reality. now has implemented RBAC! What this means: All our staff will have access to Youtube for example and Students will still be…Continue

Tags: RBAC, CIPA, Education, K-12, awareness

New Book using fast

Started Feb 4, 2011 0 Replies

Has anyone else out there used fastpencil? I found it to be an enjoyable collaborative tool! I just published my first book on fastpencil and Amazon!After many months of work, my book is finally…Continue

Tags: crime, CISSP, CISA, training, awareness

Role Based Internet Access. Enables Education and Protects Students.

Started Jan 4, 2011 0 Replies

Happy New Year everyone!We are finally making progress on Role Based Access Controls, RBAC for our internet filter! We meet today to discuss a baseline configuration. So far our Educators want…Continue

Tags: CIPA, Compliance, Access, Web, Internet


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Brevard Public School District
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I currently work as an Information Security Analyst for the Brevard Public School District in Florida..

I'm a speaker at Info Sec World 2011 in Orlando Fla. I'm releasing my new book on being a responsible cyber citizen Jan 31 2011. More at

I have spent the past 25 years working as a Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, Shuttle Launch Control Engineer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Fl.

In my present job, I'm responsible for coordinating the planning, development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of our information security program, including the awareness effort. As part of that effort, I also provide for the education and awareness of people on security matters, coordinate risk assessments and audits, and develop and maintain policies, standards and procedures.

All for the Mission of Education!
George Grachis CISA, CISSP

Please check out our K-12 District Information Security page!

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Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research, Includes K-12 Initative and Cyber Challenges!

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 7:07am 0 Comments


It is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce to you a current initiative underway by the Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research at Exploration Park/Kennedy Space Center to establish the State of Florida as a National Leader in Cybersecurity Awareness and Career Education.  This initiative supports:…


K-12 is being represented at a major Information Security Conference! Info Sec World 2011 Orlando Fla April 19-21

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 6:55am 0 Comments


I work as a District Information Security Analyst for the 11th largest K-12 District in Florida!

I'm presenting at Info Sec World 2011. Session B3  April 19. Building a Comprehensive Security Awareness Program on a Budget.


With Zero day exploits, drive by downloads user awareness and education of cyber threats is now more important than ever! Just last year A New York City School District was attacked....…


Great Book; The Captain. The Fisherman Who Became Captain of the Worlds Largest Cruise Ship.

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 9:31am 0 Comments

I just spent the past 7 days on Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas.The largest cruise Ship in the World. It's about 4 football fields long! Cost of this ship is 1.4 Billion dollars!

I met Captain Johnny, and just had to buy this book. I also had to read it while I was on his ship. This book tells a great story about a boy who grew up in a small fishing village in Norway. Captain Johnny talks about the importance of family, and how values like treating others as…


Google Apps

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 12:08pm 5 Comments

We are a School District of about 73,000 students. We have about 90 schools! We are in the process of moving to Google Apps. We realize NY Schools have already made this move. Can anyone provide some best practices for the roll out of a system this large?


IE: How did you prepare the students for this new responsibility, What training? New Policies? Did you roll it out with a lot of features all at once or are you phasing it in?Are you delegating admin to each school or…


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At 12:52pm on October 20, 2010, Francine Safdeye said…
Thanks for the info George. I am sure more and more schools will be joining. We are currently testing Google Apps and doing a pilot is not as easy as we though.......oh well that is why you test!
At 7:25am on October 18, 2010, Francine Safdeye said…
Thanks George. Did you set up a meeting with them? We might want to do that as well.
I am looking forward to hearing about your process.
At 2:05pm on October 12, 2010, Sue Bohon said…
There were 3 of us editing the book - my daughter, our friend and myself. It took days and days. Then I had it printed. The whole process took about 5 months and 1 trip to Virginia. By the way we live in Florida in Center Hill about 40 miles from Orlando.
I think I could write 1 more book on differentiation.
At 12:22pm on October 4, 2010, Darlene Staimpel said…
Thank you for your commenting on my post. I agree that technology needs to be carefully introduced. Technology is such a powerful tool. Thanks again!!
At 12:11pm on October 1, 2010, Sue Bohon said…
Thanks for your comment. I self-published my book. I couldn't afford the publishers. They want a huge amount of money. I wrote my book and had to change it to PDF form and sent it to Abbott Printing for printing. They did a great job. I always get a quote on different amounts such as 25, 50 or 100 copies. The more you buy the cheaper the price. It really cost me about 1/2 of the purchase price. Then for workshops I add about $10.00. I think I could do another one on differentiation after all the questions teachers had at the workshops.
What is your book about? Sue Bohon


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