NDSU Chief IT Security Officer Presents at National Conferences

Fargo, N.D. – 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.  Semmens facilitated a discussion of the security implications of using smart phones, tablets and other wireless mobile devices for processing financial transactions on campus.

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.

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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