NDSU chief IT security officer presents at national conferences
Theresa Semmens, NDSU chief information technology security officer, presents at two national conferences this spring on topics related to IT security practices in higher education.
Semmens presented at the Treasury Institute for Higher Education’s Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards workshop on April 24 in Indianapolis. During the interactive session, Semmens will facilitate a discussion of the security implications of using smart phones, tablets and other wireless mobile devices for processing financial transactions on campus.
More information about the workshop is available at www.treasuryinstitute.org. Semmens has presented on payment card industry compliance at workshops and conferences across North Dakota, including the 2011 North Dakota University System chief information officer retreat.
Semmens also will present at the 2012 Security Professionals Conference on May 16 in Indianapolis. Her topic, “Ensuring Electronic Data Records Integrity Through a Simple Audit Process,” will provide attendees with a simple and effective security audit plan they can implement at their home institutions to identify security issues and implement recommendations for departments.
More information about the 2012 Security Professionals Conference, including links to archived presentations, is available at www.educause.edu/sec12. Semmens served as conference chair in 2011. The event is sponsored by EDUCAUSE, the Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council and the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
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.
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