Annual Information Security Conference To Be Held March 28-29

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The SecureIT information technology conference, the annual event for information technology personnel charged with protecting confidential material in a technological environment, will again be hosted by Cal State San Bernardino and will be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center in Pomona Thursday and Friday, March 28-29.

The 11th annual SecureIT conference is a collaborative effort made possible through support from the California State University, the California Community Colleges and the University of California that allows the separate higher education organizations to present a unified set of sessions to address many of the current concerns of IT professionals in management, security, information systems and IT curriculum.

This year’s joint conference sessions address new and continuing threats to information security, as well as responses to the increasing risk of security breaches and data exfiltration, identity theft, cyber terrorism and more. The conference will provide information security professionals and managers with the most up-to-date information, tools, trends, legislation and strategies for addressing information security issues.

“We are excited about our partnership this year with CyberWatch West,” said Lorraine Frost, interim vice president and chief information officer at Cal State San Bernardino. “Building our cyber security workforce is key to protecting the global community. Higher education plays a major role in connecting industry, information professionals, faculty and aspiring students. SecureIT will be the prime conference to make those connections.”

Presentations will cover information security policy and compliance issues, strategic planning for security, survivability, business resiliency and legal/legislative updates. In addition, there will be operational and technology presentations covering security Web applications, wireless access security, computer forensics investigation, authentication and encryption, and intrusion prevention and detection. Innovative curriculum programs and research in information security and assurance, institutional partnerships and careers in information security will also be covered.

Cal State San Bernardino President Tomás D. Morales will be one of the conference’s keynote speakers as part of the Friday, March 29, lunch keynote panel, “Building a Cyber Security Workforce to Combat the Threats of Tomorrow.” Morales will be joined on the panel by Antonio Flores, president of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), and John McGuthry, chief information officer at Cal Poly Pomona.

University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Kholsa, the architect of Cylab at Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver the Thursday, March 28, opening plenary keynote address, Cyber Security — Implications for the Country.”

Michael Montecillo, threat research and intelligence principal for IBM Security Services, will deliver the Thursday, March 28, lunch keynote address, “Threat Research and Intelligence Principle IBM Security Services.”

SecureIT 2013 is open to anyone who is responsible for the security and privacy of information. More information is available at the conference website, or by contacting Lorraine Frost at Cal State San Bernardino at (909) 537-5100, or

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