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NDSU chief IT security officer named chair of Security Professionals Conference

Published: 17 February 2011

Theresa Semmens, NDSU chief information technology security officer, has been named chair of the 2011 Security Professionals Conference in San Antonio. The conference will take place April 4-6.

This year’s conference, "Setting a Course for Collaboration and Innovative Solutions," will focus on security topics that span the information assurance measures of people, process and technology. As chair, Semmens has been working with other committee members to plan and organize conference sessions and speakers.

“I’m honored to be leading this event,” Semmens said. “This conference is invaluable for security professionals across the country, and I have enjoyed the experience of collaborating with other IT professionals to make it happen.”

The event is sponsored by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association created to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology, and Internet2, a U.S. advanced networking consortium led by the research and education community to promote collaboration and innovation to impact future use of the Internet.

Semmens has served as an IT security officer at NDSU since 2003, and has been a member of the EDUCAUSE Technologies, Operations and Practices Working Group since 2004.

More information about the 2011 Security Professionals Conference is available at

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