February 11, 2010
Bruce Schneier to keynote sixth annual Cybersecurity Summit
The 2010 Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR)
Higher Education Security Summit is aimed at security, law, and
information assurance professionals within the higher education,
government, and non-profit sectors. Renowned security guru Bruce
Schneier will headline the Summit with an address on "Security, Privacy,
and the Generation Gap."
A frequent security critic and
commentator, Schneier (www.schneier.com
testified before Congress and authored bestselling books including Applied
, Secrets and Lies
, Beyond Fear
, and Schneier
. When people want to know how security really works,
they turn to Schneier, as evidenced by his frequent media appearances.
on Schneier’s keynote, each Summit session represents an opportunity to
explore best practices, research, trends, and innovations in
information assurance. Information security is a particular challenge
for academic, governmental, and not-for-profit institutions. Meeting
that challenge requires a focused and coordinated effort.
innovation, and information sharing are necessary to address today's
most pressing cybersecurity issues," said Fred Cate, Director, Center
for Applied Cybersecurity Research. "The Summit helps us, as individual
organizations and as a community, improve our defenses and minimize both
the potential for and impact of cyber attacks."
2010 Summit program currently includes:
· A panel on "Pioneering
information privacy in higher education"
(The panel consists of Chief Privacy Officers from
Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Florida)
· A general
session, led by the Research and Education Networking Information
Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC): "What threats are we seeing?
Plus, benefits of REN-ISAC Membership"
· A management/policy track:
"Payment card industry data security standards -- Are you at risk for a
(Led by Chad
Marcum, Lead Security Engineer, University Information Security Office,
Indiana University, and Tom Davis, IU’s Chief Information Security
Officer and NACUBO member to the PCI Data Security Standard Technical
large school challenges discussion: "What issues are you facing, and
what defenses and solutions are you finding useful?"
(Moderated by Jan Sheets, Ivy Tech
The Summit is open to information assurance
professionals in the higher education, law enforcement, legal, and
non-profit fields; advance registration and confirmation is required to
For a complete look at the Summit program
or to register, see: