LBLESD has recently hired a new Security Engineer, our very own Richard Thomas.

Richard Thomas has served Linn Benton ESD for over 20 years providing contracted networking services from design, implementation, support and leadership.  Richard has designed, configured and deployed LAN\WAN’s for multiple school districts throughout the consortium. After four years of direct infrastructure support for three school districts he spent over 15 years providing leadership and technical guidance to the Greater Albany Public Schools Technology Support Department.  Richard is well versed in the technical aspects of maintaining safety and security for staff and students in an enterprise network environment.

Microsoft Security Intelligence has said there are more attacks on schools and school districts than any other industry, and that number continues to increase each year.  Our new Cyber Safety program will center on the implementation of cyber security frameworks to address cyber security concerns and ensure network and data security.

Congratulations Richard!