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Security Professionals Conference

May 15-17, 2013 • Indianapolis and Online
Security Everywhere: Exploring the Expanding World of Security

As the breadth of technology expands globally, so do the boundaries of information security. The 10th annual Security Professionals Conference, May 15-17, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis and online, will attempt to recalibrate security during a paradigm shift. Our institutional data resides in environments where borders continue to dissolve. Constant accessibility and portability have become commonplace for employees and students. This means that:

  • Individuals and their choices are essential in preserving security and privacy
  • Data resides on a diverse array of personal and enterprise devices
  • Global and instantaneous information sharing are readily available
  • Attacks and malware now focus on every facet of our environment

Our goal as information security professionals is to support our constituents’ ability to take advantage of modern computing in safe and secure ways. As the definition of “security” grows to include privacy, identity management, physical security, information assurance, and more, it is imperative to share information and experiences with peers. Share your expertise and answer the call to propose at the Security Professionals Conference.

The call for proposals (CFP) for the the Security Professionals Conference is open.
CFP deadline is December 16.

The 2013 Security Professionals Conference is brought to you by the EDUCAUSE and Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) and REN-ISAC.

Participate as a Presenter

Play an active part in a leading higher education IT conference by submitting a presentation proposal for the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference. Help create an innovative and informative program, make valuable contacts, and gain recognition for yourself and your institution's achievements. The deadline for submissions is December 16.

Who Should Attend?

The Security Professionals Conference is for security staff, IT staff, privacy officers, and others from the higher education community with an interest in security or privacy.

The face-to-face conference program will be held May 15-17.

The online conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday, May 15, to noon CT on Thursday, May 17. We encourage you to participate as a team. Team participation can help your institution advance a current or upcoming project or encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our Event Planning Kit provides helpful information for hosting or facilitating an event on your campus-including an event planning checklist, a discussion facilitation guide, and more.

The General Session and morning concurrent sessions on Thursday, May 17, will be combined with the Enterprise IT Leadership Conference to encourage IT leaders onsite and online to network and convene on enterprise security issues.

Program Committee

View the list of the 2013 Security Professionals Conference Program Committee members.