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Security Professionals Conference 2010: Submit a Presentation Proposal

The Security 2010 conference, "The Shifting Landscape: Changing Mind-Sets" will focus on security topics that span the information assurance measures of people, process, and technology. Featured keynote speakers will be Annie Anton, professor of computer science and director of The Privacy Place, North Carolina State University, and Marcus Sachs, executive director, National Security and Cyber Policy, Verizon Communications.

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Two InCommon Webinars Scheduled for Oct. 19 and Oct. 22 (Archives Available)

InCommon is hosting an online town hall meeting on Monday, October 19, at 4 pm EDT. Participants will be able to discuss the proposed business plan that merges InCommon and the Internet2 Middleware Initiative into the InCommon LLC, as well as the interim 2010 fee structure. All InCommon participants, and other interested parties, are invited to join the webinar.

Something Different for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

We’re almost halfway through National Cyber Security Awareness Month. It’s not too late to participate!

  • How are your security awareness initiatives going?
  • Are you doing anything you consider to be really different?
  • How are you reaching the Net Generation?

Here are a couple of initiatives that are just a little ways off the beaten track:

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InCommon Releases Two New Case Studies

InCommon has released two new case studies describing how campuses have federated with UniversityTickets and with StudentsOnly.

SANS "State of the Hack" Online Training (Nov. 19, 1-2:30 pm)

SANS would like to invite the higher education community to participate in a complimentary vLive! training event on Thursday, November 19, 1:00-2:30 pm ET.

Special: State of the Hack
Delivery: SANS vLive! (broadcast using Java-based ElluminateLive!)
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Instructor: Rob Lee
Cost: Free to the EDU community (discount code is NOT required)
Course Value: $495.00
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Security Resources Now Available from Fall 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting

You can now view archived streams (video on demand) for several security-related presentations from the Fall 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting, which took place in San Antonio, TX (October 5-8, 2009).

Netcast Sessions:

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October Edition of EDUCAUSE Now Features National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The October edition of EDUCAUSE Now features Aimee Larsen-Kirkpatrick from the National Cyber Security Alliance talking about their new student outreach initiative and this year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month theme, "Our Shared Responsibility". Visit for more information or additional resources.

EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Subscribe to the EDUCAUSE Now RSS feed.

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IdM/Middleware Resources Now Available from Fall 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting

You can now view archived streams (video on demand) for several identity management and middleware-related presentations from the Fall 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting, which took place in San Antonio, TX (October 5-8, 2009).

Netcast Sessions:

September 2009 IdM/Middleware Events: Federal Demonstration Partnership Meeting and Tao of Attributes Workshop

September 21-22, 2009: During the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Meeting in Washington, DC, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) provided an update on and the InCommon pilot.

September 28-29, 2009: The Tao of Attributes Workshop, sponsored by GSA, was held at NIH in Washington, DC. Presentations and webcast archives are now available online.

InCommon Releases Draft Business Plan

InCommon has released a draft business plan, which includes the 2010 interim tiered fee structure and a proposal to merge the federation and the Internet2 Middleware Initiative under the InCommon LLC. The InCommon Steering Committee and the Internet2 Board of Trustees will continue to outline the future of InCommon over the next few months, with the goal of completing the plan for the December 2009 Internet2 Board of Trustees meeting.

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