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Wednesday, October 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Keynote | A Call to Action – But What Action?

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Improving Information Security practices sounds complicated – not just for IT staff, but for everyone at the university.

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be difficult – it just needs to be consistent.
A focus on basic, transparent, repeatable procedures, incorporated into everyday activities of teaching, learning, research and administrative processes, can do more to protect Penn State (or any other school or company) than only investing in sophisticated cyber security tools. We’ll discuss:

  • Knowing your data – how it’s classified, how it’s used, where it’s stored

  • Knowing your business processes – why you do what you do

  • Knowing your access – how to intentionally give access to your data, and to

    verify it

  • Knowing your systems – hardware and software inventory

By the end of this session, you will learn why the nature of higher education lends itself to superior information security, if only we have the appetite to pursue it.

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Helen Patton

Chief Information Security Officer, The Ohio State University
Helen Patton is the chief information security officer at The Ohio State University (OSU), where she manages the Security Operations and Services team, as well as oversees Information Risk and Control Governance across university units. Patton also chairs the University Information Security Advisory Board, which governs the execution of the university’s Information Security Standard. With more than fifteen years of experience in the... Read More →

Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Presidents Hall 3 & 4 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel