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The 2016 Security Professionals Conference

Join us for the 14th annual Security Professionals Conference on April 18–20, 2016, at the Westin Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington, or online where we will explore the theme Data, Intelligence, Risk, and Value: Security and Privacy in Higher Ed.

Higher education information security and privacy teams do so much more than just managing firewall rules and anti-virus systems; and the value that these teams provide extends far beyond the IT department. Information security and privacy teams play a vital role in institutional risk management activities, provide actionable intelligence in institutional operations, and offer seasoned advice in one of the most challenging environments to date.

We know that our profession must evolve and adapt quickly. We know that we are most likely to succeed when we respond to emerging threats, new trends, and best practices collaboratively. This conference program will include a diverse array of presenters, perspectives, and professional experience—giving participants a chance to network and discuss actionable solutions, tools, and approaches with their higher education security and privacy peers. Join us in learning from those who are “in this with you."

Virtual Conference

In order to support the large geographic area represented by the Security Professionals Conference, EDUCAUSE offers one day of exclusive online-only sessions. This enables members to learn and network with colleagues without leaving their campus, and can attend the virtual conference individually or with a team.

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Print Program

Download a PDF version of the print program from Security Professionals Conference to see the daily schedule, speakers, and sponsoring organizations (~2MB).


Important Dates

  • April 18-20: Seminars and Sessions
  • April 20-21: REN-ISAC Member Meeting

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