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Securing Higher Ed

This week we take the show on the road – to Atlanta, Georgia, at the site of the 2010 EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference. EDUCAUSE is the leading organization for information technology in the education sector and the annual Security Professionals Conference attracts delegates from across the country as well as overseas to discuss the shifting landscape of cyber security and how colleges and universities everywhere are addressing this shift.

We will also discuss Hacking in High Schools, specifically the case in a Montgomery County, MD, high school where eight (8) kids are facing criminal charges for allegedly using a USB keyboard logger to capture as many as 35 teachers’ passwords and then logging in to change the grades of 54 students in the school’s database.

Ajay is joined this week by Rodney Petersen, Director of the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Initiative, and a major force behind the planning of the conference. He is the lead staff liaison for the Higher Education Information Security Council. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, he served as the Director of IT Policy and Planning and Chief Information Officer at the University of Maryland. He is the co-editor of a book in the EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategy Series entitled “Computer and Network Security in Higher Education”. He is also a founding member of the Association of College and University Policy Administrators and the author of “A Primer on Policy Development for Institutions of Higher Education” and “A Framework for IT Policy Development”. He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to higher education cyber law and policy. He has a law degree from Wake Forest and a certificate in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.

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Join us.


April 7, 2010 - Posted by | Past Episodes

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