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Security, risk and privacy take center stage at 2015 Fall Member Meeting

Our 2015 Fall Member Meeting is next week.

At the invitation of Quilt member LEARN (Lonestar Education and Research Network), The Quilt will be holding its Fall Member Meeting on Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin, Texas.

This year’s Fall Member Meeting also coincides with the National Science Foundation Campus Cyberinfrastructure PI Workshop and the ESnet Site Coordinators Committee (ESCC).

Over the last couple of weeks we have previewed some items on the agenda.  Please see previous posts including features on Pacific Research Platform and the Science DMZ and Campus Cyberinfrastructure in Texas as well as Regional Networks & Support for Research, OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure and new Broadband Opportunity Council Report.

Today’s post highlights discussions on cybersecurity and risks.

Quilt Member Collaborations for Security Tools and Services will be presented by Steve Wallace of Indiana University.

wallaceWallace leads IU’s Software-Defined Network (SDN) education and international collaboration initiatives. He has more than 25 years of experience in network design, research, and deployment – including 10 years leading IU’s engineering support for Abilene (Internet2’s first high-speed backbone) and directing the university’s Advanced Network Management Lab.

Heidi Wachs of Jenner & Block LLP also will present on Regional Network Security – Privacy, Data Security, and Risk.

Wachs_Heidi_COLORWachs is a member of the firm’s Privacy and Information Governance Practice. A nationally recognized leader in privacy, breach response and data security compliance, her wealth of experience includes serving as a privacy researcher and as chief privacy officer of a major university. Clients seek her counsel in data breach handling and recovery, information classification, information security and identity governance and administration.

Wachs also will moderate a panel discussion on Regional Network Risk Levels where Quilt members will share their plans and processes to assess privacy and data security, assess organizational risk, and strategies to mitigate organizational risk. Elwood Downing of Merit Network, Mike Hrybyk of BCNET, and Tim Lance from NYSERNet also will participate on the panel.

Finally, our meeting this fall will close with two briefings.

Dave Pokorney of Florida LambdaRail will provide an update on the Quilt Facilities Futures Working Group, and Mark Johnson from MCNC will give us the latest on Quilt InCommon Pilots and Business Model.

Thanks again to LEARN for hosting this year’s meeting.

You can follow the conversation throughout the meeting using #FMM15 or @TweettheQuilt.

Those interested in the NSF PI Workshop also can follow on Twitter with #CCPI2015.

We look forward to seeing you Austin!