Cybersecurity: New Directions for Research and Education Networks

A panel of recognized national experts in online security was convened during CENIC’s recent 20th Anniversary conference focused on sorting through the various models of securing what was widely recognized as “insecurable” by those in attendance.

Moderator Sean Peisert, CENIC’s Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, set the tone in his opening comments that focused on both the vulnerabilities and strengths of the network community.

“This notion of community makes us collectively vulnerable to cyber attack, much like the presence of unimmunized portions of the population do in a public health sense,” said Peisert. “On the other hand, if properly leveraged, our community may help us figure out how to protect our organizations, so our goal is to understand the challenges created by this community as well as to explore possible solutions.”

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