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Security Professionals Conference
May 6-8, 2014
St. Louis, Missouri, and Online
Mind Tricks and Other Strategies
for Information Security
Please plan to join us for the 12th annual Security Professionals Conference on May 6–8, 2014, at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri, or virtually where we will explore the theme of Mind Tricks and Other Strategies for Information Security.
Against a backdrop of evolving technology, business economics, compliance requirements and data growth, information security professionals are required to analyze trends and threats, engineer protection, and provide ongoing education to others—faculty, staff, students, donors, vendors, parents—about the need for and use of safeguards. These safeguards will likely include a mix of innovative technologies, existing practices, and new strategies to protect data—with perhaps a few mind tricks to encourage adoption—convincing would-be perpetrators that "These are not the data you are looking for."
Today's security practitioners require a blend of warrior-like technical skills with a business acumen in order to be successful and relevant. Come learn from the Jedi masters as we discuss skills and practices that have worked at other colleges and universities.
Attending the Security Professionals Conference is an opportunity to build your professional network and learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues. When you make the commitment to attend the Security Professionals Conference 2014, you become an active participant in community dialogue—immersed in an environment removed from the day-to-day pressures of campus. This valuable professional experience directly benefits you and your institution through an infusion of fresh energy and ideas along with validation of current practices.
Registration for the Security Professionals Conference 2014 will open in late January 2014.
To support the large geographic area represented by the Security Professionals Conference, EDUCAUSE webcasts various conference sessions and offers specific online-only sessions. This enables you to learn and network with colleagues without leaving campus. The virtual conference is available to those who wish to participate individually or as a team. See the registration page to purchase additional logins at a reduced rate in late January.
Explore Last Year's Event
The Security Professionals Conference 2013 showcased thought leadership from general session speaker Marcus Ranum and general session panelists Peter Murray, Janice Abraham, Cathy Hubbs, and Gary Langsdale.
>> View recordings from general session presentations, as well as attendee demographics and free resources provided by 2013 presenters.