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MSU Security Summit: 2015

Thursday, Oct. 15 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Security Summit offers a chance for MSU IT staff to discuss security topics including the state of the IT security industry, software, awareness training, log management, incident response, and disaster recovery and business continuity.

Space is limited for this no-cost event.

Register through EBS by searching “security summit” in the Training Opportunities area of the Employee Self Service (ESS) tab.


9:00-9:10 a.m.

Opening Comments

9:10-9:40 a.m.

Keynote: “The State of the Security Industry”

Speaker: Renault Ross, CISSP, CCNA, MCSE, CHSS, VCP5
U.S. Security Business Principal, Distinguished Engineer, Keynote Conference Speaker, Senate Expert Witness on Cyber, Symantec

9:40-10:00 a.m.

“The State of Security at MSU”

Speaker: Rob McCurdy, MSU Chief Information Security Officer

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Identify iconIdentify: “The State of Security Software”

Software security practices varies widely by industry organization. This presentation is based on 200,000 real-world application security tests over the past 18 months, and it will describe how well businesses and government are doing in building secure applications. We will look at breakdowns by types of vulnerabilities and language used.

Speakers: Veracode representative and Erik Segur, MSU Information Security, IT Services

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Protect iconProtect: “Security Awareness Training”

We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of daily life whether we realize it or not. Small actions can have big consequences, and everyone has a role to play in our Internet security. Get a glimpse of the new Security Awareness Training being offered at MSU.

Speakers: Security Awareness Training representative and Thomas Porter, MSU Information Security, IT Services

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Detect graphicDetect: “The State of Log Management”

Security Information Event Monitoring (SIEM) combines log aggregation and big data analytics to provide insight into security-relevant events on MSU’s network. By analyzing machine data supplied through logs, we are better able to detect malicious activity as well as respond to it. This presentation will provide an overview of how we are using SIEM at MSU to better secure our systems and information, on how you can access this service offered by MSU Information Security.

Speakers: Splunk representative and Tyler Olsen, MSU Information Security, IT Services

11:30-11:40 a.m.

respond iconRespond: “Quick Stats on Incident Response”

Speaker: Scott Szpara, MSU Information Security, IT Services

11:40-11:55 a.m.

recover iconRecover: “Enterprise Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity”

Speaker: Phillip Avery, MSU IT Services

11:55 a.m.-12:00 p.m.



The Security Summit first started in 2014 and is an annual event sponsored by the MSU IT Council.



MSU Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom
49 Abbot Road
East Lansing, 48824 United States
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