Protecting Your Campus Data: A Great Responsibility Requires a Great Solution (separate registration is required)

Tuesday, April 10 | 8:30AM–12:00PM ET | Homeland, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Industry Led
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop
This workshop will explore the process developed by IT leaders at the University System of Georgia to evaluate a new security solution. The Board of Regents was compelled to recommend a new solution for the system, as well as each campus, and created a team comprising technical, systems, and network security staff who could help define the system's needs, evaluate a range of solutions, and be actively involved with a lengthy proof of concept. Shared discussions will include identifying the most sensitive data, specific features necessary for enhanced security , and postimplementation feedback. The system's final choice, which is more aggressive in preventing attacks, was rapidly deployed and now allows campuses to identify and block malware previously undetected by traditional antivirus solutions.

Understand the criticality of knowing what campuses are using for security and the system-level responsibility to protect student and family data * Outline the process needed to assess and compare a wide range of solutions * Recognize the advantage a neutral third party can bring to evaluating security solutions


  • Gabe Deale

  • Todd Watson

    Assistant Vice Chancellor & Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia