April 28-29, 2005
University Place Conference Center
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
850 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
The diverse activities of academic institutions, like those of most organizations today, have grown fully dependent on a complex network of widely distributed computers, networks, and other information technology infrastructures.
Threats and attacks in cyberspace continue to rise in frequency, severity, sophistication, and impact. They compromise intellectual property and institutional data, disrupt critical systems, and deplete scarce fiscal resources. Indeed, several high-profile data releases have occurred in higher education over just the past year, and the reputation of security efforts in all of higher education was tarnished as a result.
Information security is a particular challenge for academic, governmental, and not-for-profit institutions. Meeting that challenge requires a focused and coordinated effort at the highest levels of leadership. Engagement in the discussion is a critical step in developing strategies that will deter attacks, reduce vulnerabilities, and help to ensure that disruptions are infrequent, of minimal duration, and cause the least damage possible.
The Indiana Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit brings together information assurance professionals from Indiana's leading universities and colleges and other public institutions to share best practices, research, trends, and innovations in information assurance. The program includes presentations on legal, policy, and audit issues, as well as several short presentations on practical security solutions.
Featured speakers at this year's Summit include:
Amit Yoran, "National Cybersecurity" (Keynote Speaker)
CEO, Yoran Enterprises
Former Director, National Cybersecurity Division, Department of Homeland Security. more>
Jack Suess, "Cybersecurity in Higher Education"
Chief Information Officer, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Co-chair, Internet2/EDUCAUSE Computer and Network Security Task Force
Jim Bottum, "Cybersecurity on Campus: CIO Perspective"
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Purdue University
We hope you join us.
Mark S. Bruhn, CISSP, CISM
Chief IT Security and Policy Officer
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
Associate Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR)
Executive Director, Research and Educational Networking ISAC