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Last modified: Friday, February 5, 2010

Bruce Schneier to keynote sixth annual Cybersecurity Summit

Summit registration (required) is now open to the IU community at:

Feb. 5, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The 2010 Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit, April 1, offers a forum on current issues in security. Hosted by the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), the summit is aimed at security, law, and information assurance professionals within the higher education, government, and non-profit sectors. Renowned security guru Bruce Schneier will headline with the address "Security, Privacy, and the Generation Gap." The summit takes place at University Place Conference Center on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis.

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

A frequent security critic and commentator, Schneier ( has testified before Congress and authored bestselling books including Applied Cryptography, Secrets and Lies, Beyond Fear, and Schneier on Security. When people want to know how security really works, they turn to Schneier, as evidenced by his frequent media appearances.

Building on Schneier's keynote, each Summit session provides an opportunity to explore best practices, research, trends, and innovations in information assurance. Information security is a particular challenge for academic, government, and not-for-profit institutions. Meeting that challenge requires a focused and coordinated effort.

"Collaboration, innovation, and information sharing are necessary to address today's most pressing cybersecurity issues," said Fred Cate, Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. "The Summit helps us, as individual organizations and as a community, improve our defenses and minimize both the potential for and impact of cyber attacks."

The 2010 Summit program includes:

• The panel: "Pioneering information privacy in higher education," with chief privacy officers from Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Florida

• A general session, led by the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC): "What threats are we seeing? Plus, benefits of REN-ISAC Membership"

• A management/policy track: "Payment card industry data security standards -- Are you at risk for a fine?" Leaders: Chad Marcum, Lead Security Engineer, University Information Security Office, Indiana University, and Tom Davis, IU Chief Information Security Officer and NACUBO member to the PCI Data Security Standard Technical Board

• A large-school challenges discussion: "What issues are you facing, and what defenses and solutions are you finding useful?" Moderator: Jan Sheets, Ivy Tech Community College

The Summit is open to information assurance professionals in the higher education, law enforcement, legal, and non-profit fields. Advance registration and confirmation are required.

For a complete look at the Summit program or to register, see:

CACR is part of Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University ( For more information on CACR, visit:

About the Center for Applied Security Research and Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) works to enhance the security and integrity of information systems, technologies, and content by facilitating research and education informed by, and integrated with, the practice of information assurance. As the only cybersecurity program in the nation to include law and business schools, the CACR employs a highly interdisciplinary approach that integrates theory and practice.

The CACR is part of Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) at Indiana University, a world-class organization dedicated to the development and delivery of innovative information technology to advance research, education, industry, and society. Supported by a $15 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., PTI is built upon a spirit of collaboration and brings together researchers and technologists from a range of disciplines and organizations, including the School of Informatics, the School of Law and University Information Technology Services at Indiana University.