USNH to host virtual events featuring faculty and alumni

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Each October, we recognize National Cyber Security Awareness Month by offering events and resources for our USNH community and the public. This year's fully virtual events will be held via Zoom and cover topics including cybersecurity policy and risk management, data protection, network security, privacy matters, TikTok concerns and more. Through these webinars, we’ll explore best practices and tools for improving cybersecurity, and each session will address your questions as well. Registration is required.

2020 Event Schedule and Registration

Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management: Lessons from Capstones

Saturday, October 17 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Join recent graduates of UNH’s M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management as they discuss their various projects and capstone experiences. Moderated by Maeve Dion, assistant professor of security studies, the panel of presenters and their featured projects include:

  • Mike Judge ’19G: Data Security and Privacy Awareness Training for NH School Faculty
  • Margaret Corcoran ’20G: The Use of Cybersecurity to Support Healthcare Strategic Objectives using NIST Frameworks
  • Rori Boyce-Werner ’20G: USNH Information Security Policies and Standards
  • James Glennon ’20G: Risk Assessment of a Model Company Using a Custom Risk Assessment Framework
  • Jeff Grazulis ’20G and Gabe Howard ’20G: Anytown Project (Cybersecurity & Risk Management for Small Municipalities)

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Hardware Security: The Root of Trust

Monday, October 19 | 2 – 3 p.m.

The globalized nature of the integrated circuit (IC) supply chain challenges the assurance of system security and integrity. As hardware attacks occur at every stage in the IC design flow, it becomes imperative to develop new design methods to enhance system resilience against security threats. Qiaoyan Yu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will will introduce the security threats originating from the IC supply chain and cutting-edge research efforts in this area.

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Organizational Obstacles to Enacting Policy

Tuesday, October 20 | 1 – 2 p.m.

Nate Jensen, adjunct professor in UNH's M.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management program, shares his experiences and lessons learned as a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary navigating organizational impediments to enacting better cybersecurity and other policies. Developing good policy is just half the battle—ensuring that the various actors in your organization are empowered to act on your policy, and do so, is the harder part.

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A Modern Hybrid Network: Design, Config & Security

Wednesday, October 21 | 12 – 1 p.m.

Tim Chadwick, lecturer in UNH Manchester's computer information systemscomputer science and analytics undergraduate programs and information technology master's program, will lay out the requirements and design goals which lead to a modern hybrid network.  With high bandwidth regional networks becoming ever more available and applications requiring ever more distributed computing, the need for flexible designs that must address ever more security boundaries is increasing. With the design in place we will look at the specific system configurations and what they mean for security at the interfaces, as well as the administration controls and the policies in place to ensure they are managed correctly.

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General Data Protection Regulation and What it Means to You

Wednesday, October 21 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. Two years later, there are still many questions about this comprehensive privacy law. Randy Magiera, adjunct professor in UNH's M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management program, will delve into common aspects of GDPR, dispel some common misconceptions and help attendees understand how it may or may not apply to their organizations.

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The FBI Has Not Been Here: Librarians, Privacy, and Supporting Student Activism

Monday, October 26 | 12 – 1 p.m.

Jay L. Colbert, assistant professor and metadata & discovery strategy librarian at UNH's Dimond Library, will provide a presentation on the privacy risks to student activists and the role librarians play in protecting student privacy to support that activism.

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Forcing TikTok Sale: How Can They Do That?

Tuesday, October 27 | 12 – 1 p.m.

Maeve Dion, assistant professor of security studies and coordinator of UNH's M.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management program, gives an overview of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and executive actions in the telecom space related to national security (e.g., foreign direct investment policies and national security related restrictions on critical infrastructure investments). We discuss the recent TikTok and WeChat concerns.

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Clarifying the Role of Cybersecurity in Business Continuity Planning

Thursday, October 29 | 12 – 1 p.m.

Nancy Grant, adjunct professor in UNH's M.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management program, introduces the Business Continuity Planning Process and the roles of Cybersecurity and Information Technology. Examples are provided in the context of both nonprofits and for-profit businesses. The critical importance of integrating Continuity Planning and Cybersecurity into ongoing operations is emphasized throughout.

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Please contact with questions about National Cyber Security Awareness Month events, changes to event registrations or suggestions for future presentation topics.