From Neglect to Protect: How UMass Transformed Its Security Program

Tuesday, March 27 | 8:30AM–9:15AM ET | Room 550
Session Type: Breakout Session
UMass Lowell faced all-too-familiar challenges: not enough IT staff, competing priorities, a flood of data access requests, and limited visibility on their most important data. As concerns about insider threats and cyberattacks continued to escalate, UMass Lowell decided to transform their cybersecurity mindset from reactive to proactive. Hear how they took control of their operational issues and implemented a proactive defense-in-depth security strategy.
Outcomes: Explore the pitfalls of a traditional security strategy * Learn how to leverage automation to save time and close security gaps * Get a step-by-step approach to operationalizing a defense-in-depth security strategy 


  • Rob Bullen

    Sales Representative, Varonis Systems Inc.
  • Jim Packard

    Associate CIO & CISO, University of Massachusetts Lowell