The Impact of Homeland Security Issues on Higher Education

Friday, January 19 | 11:45AM–1:00PM | Harborside Ballroom C
Session Type: Professional Development
Homeland security issues increasingly shape the national political agenda. IT professionals responding to unprecedented demands for unified and robust information systems on campuses are also constrained by compliance with federal and local mandates. Additionally, institutional safety and security improvements require cultural change to be effective. For some, these demands are simply a reflection of a changed world. For others, they conflict with the academy's core values of openness, freedom, privacy, and autonomy. A panel of experts from higher education and the intelligence and law enforcement communities will explore the implications of the homeland security agenda for IT organizations in higher education.


  • Michael Greenberger

    Law School Professor & Director, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Darren Lacey

    CISO, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Rodney Petersen

    Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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