Protecting Your Institution: How to Counter Foreign and Domestic Espionage

Wednesday, April 11 | 2:45PM–3:45PM ET | Baltimore Ballroom B, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Research information/intellectual property containing insights into the next monumental breakthroughs is one of the most valuable assets to universities and our nation. Hackers—backed by foreign intelligence agencies—are seizing opportunities to capitalize on weak cybersecurity and steal our most valuable assets. As several breaches of universities have made headlines, averting cyberrisk has become a priority to executive leadership, boards, and grantors. To counter espionage, management must seek help and elevate cyberrisk to executive leadership and the board. Cyberrisk is a culture and governance issue, not just an IT problem anymore.

Learn how to balance the management activities of critical cybersecurity functions * Explore the process of making critical security decisions with an aligned focus on core mission * Understand the importance of forming strategic relationships and identifying actionable items that can enhance relationships between executive leadership, IT/CIO, security/CISO, and research/VP organizations


  • Justin Williams

    Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP