Lessons Learned: Implementing a Vulnerability Management Program for Higher Ed

Tuesday, May 05 | 4:15PM–5:15PM | Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Salon E, Third Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
When it comes to keeping networks secure, universities, colleges, high schools, and other education and training facilities face a unique challenge. By their very nature, educational institutions are designed to be open communities; however, open environments leave sensitive data vulnerable to attack. In this presentation, Northern Arizona University and Qualys will discuss the importance of implementing a vulnerability management solution and discuss some of the challenges universities face in identifying security threats. Learn about NAU's implementation of a vulnerability management process and how NAU was able to gain a more complete view of its network.

Outcomes: Learn about key drivers within higher ed impacting today's security professional * Learn why taking an automated approach to vulnerability management can help simplify and reduce the cost of identifying and securing IT assets while ensuring compliance with internal policies and external regulations * Get best practices for building an effective vulnerability management program


  • Michael Zimmer

    Director of Information Security, Northern Arizona University

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