Education is an important investment for students and society depends on educational institutions for developing our society’s future leaders and workforce. How safe and secure are the learning environments we are offering students? As schools emphasize and investment in online education, how are the security challenges getting compounded?
David Sherry, CISO, Brown University
David Sherry is the Chief Information Security Officer at Brown University, with university-wide responsibility and authority regarding matters of information security and privacy. He leads the Information Security Group, charged with the d... More View all posts
David Sherry is the Chief Information Security Officer at Brown University, with university-wide responsibility and authority regarding matters of information security and privacy. He leads the Information Security Group, charged with the development and maintenance of Brown's information technology security strategy, IT policies and best practices, security training and awareness programs, as well as ongoing risk assessment and compliance tasks. As the university spokesman for both information security and privacy, Sherry also plays a key role in the records management program, regulatory compliance, and copyright law. David came to Brown in 2008 with over 20 years of experience in information technology. He most recently worked at Citizens Bank where he was Vice President for Enterprise Identity and Access Management, providing leadership for compliance and security governance. He had also served as Citizens' Vice President for Enterprise Information Security, overseeing the company's security operations and controls. David sits on the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council, and is a frequent contributor to Information Security Magazine. A graduate of Providence College, with an MBA from Northeastern University, he is a frequent conference speaker on emerging security topics and best practices, a guest-lecturer throughout the academic year at several New England institutions, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Less View all posts
Joshua Beeman, CISO, University of Pennsylvania
Joshua Beeman is the University of Pennsylvania's Information Security Officer. The Office of Information Security at Penn establishes, implements and maintains security programs to assist with the protection of computing resources and asso... More View all posts
Joshua Beeman is the University of Pennsylvania's Information Security Officer. The Office of Information Security at Penn establishes, implements and maintains security programs to assist with the protection of computing resources and associated information assets against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure. For more information on ISC Information Security, visit Previously, Mr. Beeman was a senior manager for Customer Value Partners in Washington, DC, working as a program manager on an Information Assurance contract for the federal government and on the development and refinement of the company's Information Assurance practice. Prior to his stint in Washington, Mr. Beeman was the team leader of the Senior Cyber Security Advisor program at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he worked with senior lab management on the identification, management and mitigation of information security risks. Before those positions, he was employed at Penn for over ten years, first as IT director of Hospital Systems at the School of Veterinary Medicine, and then as a Senior IT Security Specialist in the Office of Information Security. Mr. Beeman is CISSP, GSEC and GCIH certified. Less View all posts