Research and Security Presentation & Workshop
In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, MSU IT is hosting a discussion with special guest Chief Information Security Officer Mike Corn, UC San Diego, and CISO Tom Siu, MSU, on cybersecurity trends in the research space. All Spartans who work or are interested in cybersecurity or academic research are welcome to attend. Attendees who RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, October 14 will receive a boxed lunch.
Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at the MSU Union Ballroom:
- 11:00–11:45 a.m. Research & Security Presentation by Mike Corn
- 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Lunch (RSVP by 10/14 for a boxed lunch)
- 12:15–1:00 p.m. CMMC Research Workshop
- Workshop is designed for researchers, particularly those affected by security mandates in research contracts/grants
- Mike and Tom discuss the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) from the perspective of the academic advisory council and where research organizations should prepare and focus their effort
- Mike will present insight and lessons learned at UCSD
- Attendee participation during discussion is encouraged
Mike Corn is the CISO of the University of California at San Diego where he manages the Security Office as well as Identity and Access Management. His areas of interest include privacy, identity management, and cloud services. He has been an active speaker and author on security and privacy and has participated in numerous Educause and Internet2 initiatives.
Mike is a member of the Internet2 NAOPag, a past co-chair of the Educause HEISC, a member of the REN-ISAC steering committee and the CMMC AB Academic Advisory Council. Prior to joining UCSD, he was the CISO & CPO and Deputy CIO of Brandeis University and was formally the CISO and Chief Privacy and Security Officer of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Tom Siu leads MSU’s Security Engineering, Security Operations, Incident Response, and Governance, Risk and Compliance teams within the Information Security department and is responsible for the university-wide information security strategy. Tom joined MSU in 2020 after having served for 14 years as CISO for Case Western Reserve University where he oversaw the development of the information security program, helped in the centralization of IT under the University Technology, [U] Tech, brand, and organized the multiple institutional partnerships for the CWRU secure research environment, and the 2020 Presidential Debate in Cleveland.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
This October, MSU IT wants to ensure that you stay safe and secure online. Protecting yourself and the MSU community is all about increasing your knowledge so that you can decrease cybersecurity risk. You might not think your data is worth protecting, but your MSU credentials can be used as a gateway to important institutional data. Learn about good cybersecurity hygiene at secureit.msu.edu.