Programs and Tracks

Reach for the Sky: Developing Stellar Staff and Operations to Reach New Heights in Higher Education Cybersecurity and Privacy

Join us at the Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference, where our higher education cybersecurity and privacy community will come together and reach for the sky to solve today’s most pressing challenges. This is the only higher ed event that gives participants a chance to network and discuss information security and privacy trends and issues with peers and corporate partners. The conference will feature just-in-time content to help our community reach new heights.

Program Tracks

Policy that surrounds information security is becoming more complex as governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) issues are on the increase in higher education information technology. This track will provide examples for the leadership, organization, and operation of an institution's GRC programs now and in the future.

Data is the key to all research. But whose data is it? As information privacy concerns mount, this track will provide a better understanding of data privacy and its implication for our institutions.

Awareness, training, education, and communications are key components of successful information security and privacy programs. How do we build, staff, and operate (replicable) cybersecurity and privacy awareness programs that help educate faculty, staff, and students?

What best practices shape your privacy and cybersecurity operations? This track allows you to share what you are doing to prevent, detect, assess, monitor, and respond to cybersecurity threats, privacy violations, and incidents. Share the strategies for information security and privacy controls and safeguards that are being implemented at your institution to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of institutional data.

Today's information security and privacy workforce requires continuous learning and professional development at all levels. This track allows you to share ideas and best practices for shaping and developing the next generation of our workforce, as well as sustaining, training, and creating leadership opportunities for current employees.

Conference Highlights

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    Premium programming on the latest trends in higher ed cybersecurity and privacy from experts and community peers

  • world with people connected around it

    Numerous networking opportunities for meaningful connections

  • lightbulb with a gear inside it and an arrow swirled around it

    Access to innovative technology and solutions providers


Schedule At-a-Glance

May 1

7:30 a.m.–6:45 p.m. PT
Separate registration required for Workshops 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Preconference Workshops
(separate registration required)
9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop Lunch
(for workshop participants)
12:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
(separate registration required)
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Networking with Newcomers
5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. Meet-Up Receptions
May 2

7:15 a.m.–6:00 p.m. PT
7:15 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. General Session
9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Sessions
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Corporate Displays
10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Sessions
12:30 p.m.– 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Sessions
2:30 p.m–3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Sessions
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Reception
May 3

7:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m. PT
7:15 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Corporate Displays
8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Sessions
9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. General Session