Cyber Security Turned Inside Out
Brian Kelly, Director of the Cybersecurity Program, Educause

Where we work, learn and teach has changed dramatically over the last two years, cybersecurity threats have also evolved and adapted to take advantage of the new borderless networks at most institutions. While our campus cybersecurity professionals have historically supported users, devices and applications on premise, this new reality has cybersecurity strategies turned inside out. This talk will highlight key strategies and collaborations that will help institutions protect their user communities (faculty, staff, students and parents) when threats are everywhere and constantly evolving.

Brian Kelly has been an active member of the higher education information security community since 2007. He’s participated on 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 (ISSA), InfraGard, High Tech Crime Investigation Association and Information Systems Audit Control Association (HTCIA), and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

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