Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly has been an active member of The EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) since 2009, serving on the Awareness and Training working group before joining the Security Professionals Conference Program Committee in 2015.

Brian became Vice Chair of the conference in 2017 and chaired the 2018 Security Professionals Conference. He was a member of the HEISC Advisory Committee between 2016-2018. Brian is also a member of the REN-ISAC community.

Brian was previously the Chief Information Security Officer at Quinnipiac University, he joined Quinnipiac in 2006. His career in information security began with the United States Air Force in 1993. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree from Norwich University.

He is a member of various professional organizations including the Information System Security Association, InfraGard, High Tech Crime Investigation Association and Information Systems Audit Control Association.

Brian is a retired Air Force Cyber Operations Officer and adjunct instructor at Naugatuck Valley Community College in the CIS Department teaching Cyber Security and Networking courses.

EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Program – Supporting Improved Cybersecurity collaboration in the Higher Education Sector

Technical Level (3 being the highest score): 1

This session will focus on how EDUCAUSE’s Cybersecurity Program fosters collaboration amongst Higher Education institutions and works collaboratively with Internet2 and the REN-ISAC to provide support for cybersecurity professionals. We’ll provide an update and showcase on initiatives, projects, and resources we provide to the community, and where we collaborate across organizations and institutions.

Examples include:


● Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) Community Groups
● Ready-Made content for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
● Security Matters Blog
● EDUCAUSE 2019 InfoSec Almanac (with 2018 Core Data Service data)

Internet 2

● Internet2 NET+ Splunk town hall and monthly user group call
● InCommon Training and Education
● Internet2’s work on inter-domain routing security - Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS)
● Internet2 Webinars on Internet Routing Registry (IRR) and RPKI
● Next Generation Infrastructure planning underway


● REN-ISAC’s new peer assessment program
● REN-ISAC – new version of Security Event System (SES)

In addition to exploring services available to you, we’ll also answer your questions about our collective products and services. This interactive and engaging session will allow attendees to learn about EDUCAUSE’s Cybersecurity Program our history and our collaborations.

Last but not least, it will also provide an opportunity for important input from the attendees to help inform us and drive future community engagement.

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