Cybersecurity and Compliance in Academia | UBTech Conference


Early Bird ends April 28

Cybersecurity and Compliance in Academia

Session Details


  • Cybersecurity / Special Interest Group

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am

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  • 2017

The broad issues related to cyber threats and investigations as well as compliance and cybersecurity cyber can be very different in an academic setting than in a corporate setting. Therefore, the strategy for security, digital investigations, and compliance with various regulations and statutes (HIPAA, FISMA, etc.) should also be different. Much of current practice is based on the commercial sector, which doesn't always translate well to the academic environment. For example, Many industries, like financial services, maintain Information Sharing & Analysis Centers (ISAC) to share cyber threat information but unfortunately this does not exist for universities and other academic institutions. This SIG will discuss the types of threats specific to most universities, and how to develop an effective agile strategy within academic institutions. Additionally, this SIG will discuss how compliance and incident response should work at universities.

Pre-registration is required for this session.


Director of Cybersecurity
Pace University
Executive Director of Information Technology and College CISO
University of Illinois at Chicago