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The 2013 Penn State Security Conference will take place on October 28-29, 2013 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

DAY ONE (October 28): - Day One will focus on broader, more universal security topics and include topic tracks, tools demos, and networking opportunities.
- Prerequisites: Open to all Penn State staff, faculty, and students.

DAY TWO (October 29): - Day Two presentations will focus on security topics specific to Penn State IT staff.
- Prerequisites: Must be a Penn State IT staff member

For more information and to register for the event, please visit http://securityconference.psu.edu. * All sessions are subject to change based on speaker availability and/or circumstances beyond our control.
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Monday, October 28
 

7:45am

Final registration
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Monday October 28, 2013 7:45am - 8:15am
Atrium, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

8:15am

Welcome and Announcements
Welcome and announcements to kick the conference off.

Speakers
KK

Kathy Kimball

Senior Director, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services
Kathleen Kimball has over twenty-five years experience in systems research, development, test and evaluation, and in the security aspects of networked information systems. Ms. Kimball began her career as a project officer for the development of an early field-deployable system for tactical all-source intelligence processing. Upon leaving military service, Ms. Kimball held increasingly responsible positions in industry to include... Read More →
KM

Kevin Morooney

Vice Provost for Information Technology/CIO, Penn State


Monday October 28, 2013 8:15am - 8:30am
Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

8:15am

Networking Room (8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Stop by to chat with attendees about their latest projects, hear how they have solved issues you may be facing, and get to know other security-minded people in the Penn State community!

Various SOS staff will be available throughout the day to chat with you and answer your questions too. The staff look forward to your questions and conversation!

Room Capacity: 30 people 

Monday October 28, 2013 8:15am - 5:00pm
Mount Nittany Room

8:30am

Keynote: Nick Hitchcock
Nick Hitchcock of TrustedSec will give a keynote presentation at the 2013 Security Conference.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Hitchcock

Nick Hitchcock

Senior Security Consultant, TrustedSec
Nick Hitchcock (@nick8ch) is a senior security consultant at TrustedSec. Nick has a vast amount of experience working in the security field and has performed large scale information security assessments including penetration testing, risk assessments, forensics analysis, physical security assessments, social engineering, network infrastructure security, and much more. Nick also holds a number of certifications including the Offensive-Security... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

9:30am

Break
Break

Monday October 28, 2013 9:30am - 10:00am
Atrium, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Services in the Cloud
This presentation will focus on external cloud service providers and will include discussion of policies, benefits, risks, and the University process to engage such services.

Room Capacity:  100

Speakers
TC

Tara Campbell

Senior Strategic Purchasing Agent, Penn State, Business Services, Purchasing
Tara Campbell is a Senior Strategic Purchasing Agent and is responsible for reviewing and negotiating contracts, directing university-wide teams in the development and evaluation of requests for proposals, and ensuring that purchases comply with university, state, and federal requirements.  Tara has worked in the Purchasing Department at Penn State for three years, with an emphasis on software procurement and strategic information... Read More →
RP

Richel Perretti

Contract Manager, Penn State, Office of the Corporate Controller
Richel Perretti is the Contract Manager in the Risk Management Office and is responsible for reviewing, negotiating and processing contracts for authorized signature, assisting the Office of Sponsored Programs and Purchasing as they negotiate agreements, as well as providing guidance and training to raise awareness of risk issues University-wide.  Richel has worked for Penn State for 14 years in various roles including serving as the... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Configuring Firewall and IPS Rules
Tom and Adam will cover how Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) are implemented in a network, what to consider when investing in an IPS, suggestions on deploying an IPS, and how to tune your IPS for optimal network performance.

Room capacity: 90  

Speakers
TB

Tom Bayly

Systems Design Specialist, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Telecommunications and Networking Services
Tom Bayly is a Systems Design Specialist for Telecommunications and | Networking Services (TNS).  His primary role is to work with customers to | determine their needs and then create network designs that fulfill those | needs.  Additionally, he is the Service Owner of the ITS Firewall Service. | In that capacity he is responsible for ensuring that the service delivers | what is promised to include continually looking for ways to... Read More →
AM

Adam McNeal

Network Systems Specialist, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Telecommunications and Network Services
Primarily responsible for the operation of Penn State's core routing and firewalling infrastructure, Adam is also the service manager of the ITS Firewall Service. In this role Adam is responsible for customer support, service monitoring and feature development. Adam has been with TNS for seven years and has worked in various roles relating to networking and system administration prior to Penn State.


Monday October 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom DE, Nittany Lion Inn

10:00am

Building a Trust Framework for Next Generation IT Service Delivery
The presentation will start with an overview of identity services.  It will provide background on identity and access management and the trust framework that we are building at Penn State, which extends beyond the borders of the university to provide a platform for a standardized, secure and reliable use of authentication and authorization in all types of applications.

Room capacity: 60 

Speakers
NR

Nick Roy

Information Technology Manager, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Identity Services
Nicholas Roy is the technical manager for ITS Identity Services. His background is as a security-conscious programmer in the Directory and Authentication (DNA) group at The University of Iowa. He came to Penn State in the Spring of 2013 as the manager of a team of programmers, systems administrators and DBAs focused on implementing core services for authentication and access management.


Monday October 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Tool Demos - AM Session (10:00 a.m.-noon)
The tool demo will cover a few widely available, cross-platform tools that will allow University IT professionals to discover devices on their network, assess them for vulnerabilities, and take steps to address these problems.  Because much of the information on our networks flow over HTTP, the session will start at a high level and consider the entire network, but quickly move to focus on web server resources.  Students should leave the class with a basic understanding of how to find resources on their network, find listening services, and track changes on the network.

The Tool Demo sessions are intended for University IT professionals with a basic understanding of TCP/IP, network topology, and web services. Attendees will gain an understanding of tools that are designed to harvest information on a network.  While some of these tools are often used to attack network resources, they can be valuable troubleshooting and maintenance tools in a managed environment. University IT professionals that want to know what is on their network, how to keep track of changes, and how to better assess and secure web resources will benefit from this session.

The exercises will be conducted on a closed, private network and will focus on discovering useful information about resources on the network.

Please note that this is not a Capture the Flag-type session.

Moderators
KH

Kem Hartley

Network Systems Specialist, Penn State, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering
Kem is currently a Network Systems Specialist for the department of Computer Science and Engineering. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Penn State in 2003. He has been doing networking and security work for the University for the past eleven years.  
DL

Dan Lehman

IT Project Manager, Penn State, Materials Research Institute
JM

Jeff Minelli

Systems Design Specialist, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Digital Library Technologies

Speakers
MS

Matt Soccio

System and Network Security Analyst, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services


Monday October 28, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alumni Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Virtual Desktops: what they are and what they are not

In this session John will cover the gotchas, best practices, and things to keep an eye on. He will also cover the progress being made on the ITS virtual desktop service, some of the decisions that have been made for the service, and where it is expected to go.

This presentation will be VMware Horizon View centric, however most of the best practices still apply for other technologies.

Room capacity: 100 

Speakers
JS

John Schubert

Systems Administrator, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Entrepreneurial Services
John Schubert is the technical lead for the SDI group inside ITS. He is one of the architects of the ITS vmhost service (vmhost.psu.edu), and the ITS Secure Certificates program (securecerts.psu.edu). He is currently working on a ITS vLearning service (vlearning.psu.edu) to provide isolated systems for students doing course work, and a ITS virtual desktop service (desktop.psu.edu) to provide cost recovered virtual desktops to administrative... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Central Full Disk Encryption - Service Overview and Best Practices
This session will provide an overview of the SOS managed central encryption service using the product SecureDoc by WinMagic. SecureDoc was launched into production in June 2013 as a full replacement for the Utimaco family of disk encryption products previously in use. We will discuss the advantages of using this central solution vs. standalone applications that you may currently be using in your units. We will talk about some of the additional features available to you, such as removable media encryption and integration with FileVault2 Mac encryption.  Time will be spent giving a brief demo of the web-based management console and encryption process. This is not an in-depth talk about encryption algorithms (sorry and you're welcome).

Room capacity: 90  

Speakers
KC

Kyle Crain

System and Network Security Analyst, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services
Kyle Crain has worked at Penn State since 2007 and started working as a Systems and Network Security Analyst with SOS in 2011. He is a team member of the Encryption and Data Loss Prevention (PII Scanning and Remediation) support groups.
CR

Chris Ritzko

System and Network Security Analyst, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services
Systems and Network Security Analyst with the Office of Information Security (OIS) for 3 years. Prior to OIS, Network Manager at PSU Hazleton for 16+ years. Current responsibilities include administration and support of the central encryption tool, lead analyst for IT security assessments, process liaison for several service management processes.


Monday October 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom DE, Nittany Lion Inn

11:00am

Data Categorization Overview and Implications
Join us for an engaging discussion around data categorization efforts that will soon span the University. The effort comes in response to the release of University policy AD71, Data Categorization and University guideline ADG07 Data Categorization Examples. While we will be sharing information with you about the project in general, the main emphasis will be to learn from one another. We want to hear about the challenges that you are facing with data stewardship, data storage, data security and any other data-related topic. This session will be conducted more in the form of a round-table discussion so come prepared to present your ideas and raise questions to issues that need to be solved.

Room capacity: 60 

Speakers
ES

Ed Smiley

IT Project Manager (Compliance), Penn State, Office of Information Security
Ed Smiley is the manager of Compliance and Assessments within the Office of Information Security. Ed leads the PCI compliance, vulnerability and web application assessments, and penetration-testing programs related to enterprise compliance at the University. Ed is currently enrolled in the Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP), a program to enhance the professional and personal development of Information Technology (IT) Professionals... Read More →
JS

Jenn Stewart

System and Network Security Analyst, Penn State, Office of Information Security
Jennifer (Jenn) A. Stewart is a system and network security analyst within the Office of Information Security. Jenn leads the security office efforts related to the development, implementation, training and communication of a University-wide Governance Risk and Compliance tool and interacts with stakeholders in the University community to further the efforts. | | Jenn has worked with the University for over 15 years and holds the designation... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

12:00pm

Lunch
Enjoy the lunch buffet and networking with other conference attendees!

Monday October 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803

1:30pm

Keynote: Kim Milford, Indiana University
Info Sec Tech: Trends and Themes

Information security requires finding ongoing balance between control, compliance, and risk against convenience, culture, and behaviors. The backdrop of this need for balance is the evolving landscapes of technology, business factors, and users. We get to a point of equilibrium and it all changes again. This discussion will explore the impact of newer technology trends on information security - and the impact of information security on technology. How can we ensure the protection of university resources to allow our community to teach, learn, research, and provide services?

Speakers
avatar for Kim Milford

Kim Milford

Chief Privacy Officer, Indiana University, Public Safety and Institutional Assurance
Kim Milford serves the Chief Privacy Officer at Indiana University.  In this role, she leads universitity initiatives on privacy, provides oversight for the University Information Policy Office, and serves as Chair for the Committeee of Data Stewards.  Ms. Milford works closely with the University Information Security Office, Cheif Risk Officer, Cheif Compliance Officer, and University Information Technology Services to... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

2:30pm

Break
Break

Monday October 28, 2013 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Atrium, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

2:45pm

Leveraging the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and Windows Software Update Services
This session will demonstrate the many settings available for delegated administrators that wish to leverage the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) and Windows Software Update Services (WSUS). Both services are provided by ITS. SEPM will be covered in more detail on how to develop a policy, request non-inheritance, and apply those policies through the hierarchy. Discussion will also take place on how administrator accounts are provisioned for these services. WSUS will be briefly covered and demonstrated on how the service functions and what administrators can do to work within the confines of WSUS.

Room capacity: 100

Speakers
PS

Phil Swanzy

Phil Swanzy has worked at Penn State since 2003 and in ITS-Applied Information Technologies (AIT) since 2009. He is the Technical Lead for the Windows Active Directory "ACCESS" domain and 3rd level support for the Samba Gateways for PASS and UCS.


Monday October 28, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

2:45pm

Intergrating Application Security into the Security Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
While application security requirements may feel like another unfunded mandate, a properly secured app is definitely less costly than an insecure app that is both unstable and exposed to information leakage. This presentation will provide attendees with pragmatic, cost-effective ways to integrate application security into each phase of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

Room capacity: 90  

Speakers
JB

Jerod Brennen

CTO and Principal Security Consultant, Jacadis
By day, Jerod (@slandail) is CTO & Principal Security Consultant with Jacadis, an award-winning security solutions and services provider. By night, he’s a husband, father, writer, filmmaker, martial artist, musician, gamer, and social media junkie. | | Jerod has over a decade of IT, infosec, and compliance experience. He spent years as an Information Security Specialist with American Electric Power, one of the largest electric... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ballroom DE, Nittany Lion Inn
  • Prerequisite(s) None

2:45pm

Protecting Your Backend - Secure Storage
From Fortune 500 companies to your local university, IT is charged with securing stakeholder data. The loss of data could invoke monetary penalties as well as loss of institutional reputation. We will be discussing what techniques Digital Library Technologies (DLT) has used for current applications, what is planned for future projects, and what you are doing or what your concerns are with restricted data. 

Room capacity: 60 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

IT Manager, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Services and Solutions


Monday October 28, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

2:45pm

Tool Demos - PM Session (2:45-4:45 p.m.)
The tool demo will cover a few widely available, cross-platform tools that will allow University IT professionals to discover devices on their network, assess them for vulnerabilities, and take steps to address these problems.  Because much of the information on our networks flow over HTTP, the session will start at a high level and consider the entire network, but quickly move to focus on web server resources.  Students should leave the class with a basic understanding of how to find resources on their network, find listening services, and track changes on the network.

The Tool Demo sessions are intended for University IT professionals with a basic understanding of TCP/IP, network topology, and web services. Attendees will gain an understanding of tools that are designed to harvest information on a network.  While some of these tools are often used to attack network resources, they can be valuable troubleshooting and maintenance tools in a managed environment. University IT professionals that want to know what is on their network, how to keep track of changes, and how to better assess and secure web resources will benefit from this session.

The exercises will be conducted on a closed, private network and will focus on discovering useful information about resources on the network.

Please note that this is not a Capture the Flag-type session.

Moderators
KH

Kem Hartley

Network Systems Specialist, Penn State, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering
Kem is currently a Network Systems Specialist for the department of Computer Science and Engineering. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Penn State in 2003. He has been doing networking and security work for the University for the past eleven years.  
DL

Dan Lehman

IT Project Manager, Penn State, Materials Research Institute
JM

Jeff Minelli

Systems Design Specialist, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Digital Library Technologies

Speakers
MS

Matt Soccio

System and Network Security Analyst, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services


Monday October 28, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Alumni Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

3:45pm

Privacy on the Web
Speakers
avatar for Tracy Mitrano

Tracy Mitrano

Director of IT Policy, Cornell University
Tracy Mitrano is the director of IT Policy and Institute for Computer Policy and Law. Currently she is on the boards of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, Teach Privacy, the Tompkins County Broadband Committee, Tompkins County Public Library and is co-chair of the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable for EDUCAUSE. A graduate and faculty member of the Frye Institute, Mitrano served as faculty for EDUCAUSE's Seminars on... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

3:45pm

Know Your Network
Ken Miller will share his networking expertise during this session.

Room capacity: 90 

Speakers
KM

Ken Miller

System Design Specialist, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Telecommunications and Network Services
Ken Miller designs network performance and measurement systems for The Pennsylvania State University. Ken is a systems engineer for the Network Planning and Integration department, within the Telecommunications and Networking Service group of Information Technology Services. Ken adds experience in systems management, application design, and IT strategic planning, with a specific focus in client usability of integrated technologies. Ken holds a... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom DE, Nittany Lion Inn

3:45pm

Educating Your Users
Proactive security should be a goal for all computer users. SOS provides assistance to Penn Staters who are interested in protecting themselves and University data. This session will introduce you to resources and strategies you can utilize with shepherding increased security awareness to the users you support.

Room capacity: 60 

Speakers
ML

Mike Leach

System and Network Security Analyst, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services
Mike Leach is a system and network security analyst with SOS where he currently serves as the PCI compliance coordinator. He began his Penn State career with TNS-Network Operations Center in 1993 and has progressed through various roles of network installation and customer support, including leading the IPAS Project. In his current role he works with the Merchant Management Team in guiding merchant activity at the University. Mike is also... Read More →
CR

Chris Ritzko

System and Network Security Analyst, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services
Systems and Network Security Analyst with the Office of Information Security (OIS) for 3 years. Prior to OIS, Network Manager at PSU Hazleton for 16+ years. Current responsibilities include administration and support of the central encryption tool, lead analyst for IT security assessments, process liaison for several service management processes.


Monday October 28, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

7:30am

Final registration
Sign in to complete you registration and receive your conference materials.

Tuesday October 29, 2013 7:30am - 8:00am
Lobby area near the Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn

8:00am

Intro & Threat Presentation
Speakers
KK

Kathy Kimball

Senior Director, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services
Kathleen Kimball has over twenty-five years experience in systems research, development, test and evaluation, and in the security aspects of networked information systems. Ms. Kimball began her career as a project officer for the development of an early field-deployable system for tactical all-source intelligence processing. Upon leaving military service, Ms. Kimball held increasingly responsible positions in industry to include... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803
  • Prerequisite(s) Penn State IT Staff

8:45am

Physical Security at Penn State
Scott is the current Director of Physical Security with the University Police and Public Safety. He will be discussing the role of physical security at Penn State.

Scotty provided us the following mission statement to accompany his presentation:

- To provide professional Physical Security and Life Safety services to The Pennsylvania State University community consistent with the University's mission, culture, and resources in order to facilitate a "Safer and More Secure University". Units charge includes providing in-house Subject Matter Expertise and oversight for overall Physical Security. Implementation includes, but is not limited to, mechanical/electronic access controls, perimeter protection, surveillance, electronic security, mass notification, emergency communications, and life safety measures.

- Serve as the technical and physical security authority for the University, including its Commonwealth locations. Identify vulnerabilities and perform Security Assessments on University facilities; including but not limited to critical infrastructure and security sensitive facilities. Continuously improve University Safety and Security thru the efforts of the Security Assessment Team (S.A.T.). Provide best practice leadership and continue management of S.A.T. alongside the Assistant Director of University Police for Criminal Investigations and Information Services. Direct and manage how, and by what means, physical security is accomplished at the Pennsylvania State University.

- Consult and collaborate with OPP, University Police, customers, and others on a variety of day-to-day security issues including, but not limited to: key controls, suspected security breaches, managing potential security threats, handling suspicious articles, packages, mail, actual criminal incidents, security technology inquiries. These efforts are designed to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, enhance employee awareness, and improve University best practices in regards to Physical Security. Co-manage role as University Key Controller alongside the Assistant Director of University Police for Criminal Investigations and Information Services.

- Manage Security related specification, design, installation, and commissioning efforts. Provide management, engineering and technical leadership, and maintain Stewardship for, critical Security and Life Safety Maintenance systems deployed at the University. Provide Physical Security consultation services to University community, design professionals, vendors, and maintenance personnel. Provide direct support and leadership to Design & Construction for Security measures required in new construction and renovation projects. Support construction efforts as they relate to University Security and Life Safety. Duties involve working closely with University leaders, facilities personnel, Police Services, design professionals, vendors, and manufacturers.

Speakers
SE

Scotty Eble

Director of Physical Security, Penn State, University Police and Public Safety
Scotty Eble received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Electronics Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1986. After college he worked as a Security/Life Safety Engineer for the Department of Defense at Naval Air Warfare Center. He began working for the Office of Physical Plant (OPP) at Penn State in 1994 as an Electronics Enginner and was later promoted to a Systems Engineer. He became the Systems Engineer... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2013 8:45am - 9:45am
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803
  • Prerequisite(s) Penn State IT Staff

9:45am

Break
Break

Tuesday October 29, 2013 9:45am - 10:00am
Lobby area near the Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn

10:00am

New/Modified Policies and Minimum Baseline Standards (Panel)
Our panel of experts will discuss minimum baseline standards, new policies, policy changes, and how these policies impact IT.  Some of the policies include: AD19, AD20, AD23, AD35, AD53, AD69.

Moderators
RH

Randy Hegarty

Information Technology Manager, Enterprise Security, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services

Speakers
RB

Regis Becker

Director of University Ethics and Compliance, Penn State, Ethics and Compliance Office
JE

Jackie Esposito

University Archivist, Penn State, University Libraries, Special Collections
KK

Kathy Kimball

Senior Director, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Security Operations and Services
Kathleen Kimball has over twenty-five years experience in systems research, development, test and evaluation, and in the security aspects of networked information systems. Ms. Kimball began her career as a project officer for the development of an early field-deployable system for tactical all-source intelligence processing. Upon leaving military service, Ms. Kimball held increasingly responsible positions in industry to include... Read More →
SM

Sarah Morrow

Privacy Manager, Penn State, Ethics and Compliance Office
EP

Elizabeth Pyatt

Instructional Designer, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Education Technology Services


Tuesday October 29, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803
  • Prerequisite(s) Penn State IT Staff

11:00am

General Counsel and IT Legal Issues
Amy will discuss the most comment issues related to IT and legal issues including litigation holds, termination issues, privacy, and responsibility/accontability of IT staff.

Speakers
AM

Amy McCall

Associate General Counsel, Penn State, Office of General Counsel
Amy McCall is the Associate General Counsel at Penn State. She has been with the Office of General Counsel for 3 and a half years.


Tuesday October 29, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803
  • Prerequisite(s) Penn State IT Staff

12:00pm

Lunch
Enjoy the lunch buffet and networking with other conference attendees!

Tuesday October 29, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

VM Hosting & Security
How can the Virtual Machine Hosting (VM Hosting) staff and Security Operations and Services (SOS) help you secure your virtual server?

In this session John will cover what VM Hosting does for the Penn State community, what they can be asked to do, and what is expected from users to protect systems. The session will also cover networks, firewalls, hypervisor and mangement systems, operating system patching, application patching, and vulnerability scanning.

Speakers
JS

John Schubert

Systems Administrator, Penn State, Information Technology Services, Entrepreneurial Services
John Schubert is the technical lead for the SDI group inside ITS. He is one of the architects of the ITS vmhost service (vmhost.psu.edu), and the ITS Secure Certificates program (securecerts.psu.edu). He is currently working on a ITS vLearning service (vlearning.psu.edu) to provide isolated systems for students doing course work, and a ITS virtual desktop service (desktop.psu.edu) to provide cost recovered virtual desktops to administrative... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803
  • Prerequisite(s) Penn State IT Staff

2:30pm

Break
Break

Tuesday October 29, 2013 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Lobby area near the Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn

2:45pm

Taming an IT Security "Wild West"

Four years ago, Penn State Altoona's IT environment, from a security perspective, was "the wild west".  Since joining the campus in 2010 as its first CIO, Joanne Peca has worked to change that.  But she didn't do it alone.  In this presentation and discussion, Joanne will cover the evolution of IT security at Penn State Altoona and the resources – many of which are available across Penn State – and approaches Penn State Altoona used to help make computing at the campus more reliable and secure.


Speakers
avatar for Joanne Peca

Joanne Peca

Chief Information Officer, Penn State Altoona, Information Technology
Joanne Peca, Chief Information Officer for Penn State Altoona, has worked in the field of information technology for seventeen years, in both hands-on and leadership roles. The majority of her career has been spent in the realm of higher education, focusing on strategic organizational leadership and technology in education. | | Joanne completed her undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and Rider University. She holds a Master of... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803
  • Prerequisite(s) Penn State IT Staff

3:45pm

Using Security Center
This presentation will look at some powerful but under-utilized features within SecurityCenter and provide an overview of new features that will be available in the next version.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Futrick

Damian Futrick

System and Network Security Analyst, Penn State, Office of Information Security, Penn State University
Damian Futrick is a Security Analyst for the Office of Information Security (OIS). He's primarily responsible for maintaining the University's Vulnerability Scanning infrastructure and leveraging its data to help secure University systems. Prior to hiring on at OIS, he worked as a Systems Administrator for 14 years.


Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803
  • Prerequisite(s) Penn State IT Staff