Cyber Security Awareness Month Panel Sheds Light on Latest Industry Trends
October 12, 2018, @ 9:25 AM
On Thursday, October 4, 2018, LVAIC hosted 30 campus faculty, staff, and students at its inaugural Cyber Security Awareness Month event at Lehigh University on its Mountaintop Campus in Iacocca Hall. The event included a presentation from ForSyte Solutions, a security management and cyber-consulting firm, regarding its services and ways in which campuses can engage with the company. This presentation was followed by a keynote address from the New Jersey Cyber Security Communications and Integration Cell. Lastly, a panel of cyber security experts fielded questions regarding best practices for cyber security.
Wesley Blackwell from Forsyte IT Solutions offered a presentation on best practices for establishing a secure and accountable privileged access environment. Blackwell offered insights by sharing the work they have done with Northampton Community College regarding information security and how they are aiding the college and its students to practice safe internet usage.
After this presentation, Brian Kearns from New Jersey Cyber Security Communications and Integration Cell presented on his department, which provides New Jersey with cyber security information sharing, threat analysis, and incident reporting. Kearns shared experiences and insights into working in the cyber security field, including common tactics by hackers and phishers. Kearns also offered the resources available through his department for general citizens, businesses, and government entities, as they are available for general use on the NJCCIC website.
Following this keynote was the panel. Panelists included Brad Rightmyer, who is the Director of Networking & Security Engineering at IntegraONE, Chuck White, who is a principal founder and creator of Fornetix, and Rich Stoneberg, Chief Information Security Officer at Netizen with moderator Colin Foley, Chief Information Security Officer at Lehigh University.
This group offered background on their work in cyber security and fielded questions regarding their insights on the future of the industry. This panel then asked the audience questions on their own cyber security habits, including how much and what types of data they willingly share with organizations collecting personally identifiable information. The audience, comprised of students, faculty, and staff, offered varying levels of expertise on these practices.
Between presentations and the panel, attendees were invited to network and visit the tables of cyber security services vendors available. Vendors included ForSyte Solutions, Ciso, IntegraONE, Fornetix, and Netizen. These networking opportunities offered attending cyber-security focused students the chance at potential jobs or internships with the attending organizations. Moreover, faculty and staff connected regarding best practices and challenges with cyber security on different campuses.
Beyond the development programming provided by LVAIC, this event allowed cross-campus, cross-functional groups to meet and build relationships across the LVAIC community. The value added through collaboration is more than just maximizing resources to bring in speakers and presenters. It is building a community of peers to grow and learn together and from each other. This event served as part of a series of Cyber Security Awareness Month events. More information regarding upcoming events is located on the LVAIC website Cyber Security Awareness Month page.LVAIC Practices Collaborating with Peers in Consortia Across the Nation » « Student Affairs Professionals Collaborate on Professional Development