Peer Cybersecurity Assessments: For and by Higher Education

Tuesday, May 14 | 4:00PM–5:00PM CT | Vevey 3, Second Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The REN-ISAC Peer Cybersecurity Assessment service is now active and has already provided three campuses with extensive objective advice from experienced peers. While managed by REN-ISAC, assessments are performed by teams of highly experienced CIOs and/or CISOs from various universities and colleges. Assigned assessors are seasoned professionals who have dealt with most if not all of what you are working through and can add objective advice to your efforts in the form of discussion, narratives, and actionable recommendations. Ryan Knutson (SDSU) will join Mark Bruhn (REN-ISAC) to discuss how the program works, SDSU's assessment experience, and answer questions.

Outcomes: Explore the REN-ISAC assessment service as a possible valuable component of a security strategy * Understand the benefits derived by one university that made use of the service * Hear an overview of some of the common specific problem areas seen across campus assessments


  • Mark Bruhn

    Peer Assessment Engagement Manager, Indiana University
  • Ryan Knutson

    Vice President for Information Technology and Chie, Montana State University

Resources & Downloads

  • Peer Cybersecurity Assessments For and by Higher Education

    Updated on 10/7/2022