BiographyBrenda B. Gombosky, Executive Director of IT Infrastructure, University of Louisville. Experienced Information Technology professional responsible for Technical Support, Database Support, Information Systems, Telecommunications and Network, Data Center facilities, Desktop Support Services, Enterprise Security and Secure Access Management. The University of Louisvilleâ€™s three campuses are served by a 40-gigabit campus backbone network comprised of over 127 miles of fiber in a dual ring configuration. The network can provide up to 1Gbps Ethernet service for faculty and staff communications needs. The campus wireless network utilizes 150Mbps (802.11n) technology and is widely available across the campuses, with access in classrooms and in public areas of most buildings. In addition the University of Louisville is connected to an Internet2 node via dedicated fiber and currently has access to 10 Gbps of bandwidth. The Internet2 connection gives the University of Louisville direct access to the national research and education networks, and enables participation in Internet2 Commercial Peering and access to national computing resources such as XSEDE. The University of Louisville is also a member of the Kentucky Regional Optical Network (KyRON). This regional optical network is managed and operated through a consortium including the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Council on Post secondary Education. Participating universities are interconnected using 10Gbps optical links. KyRON extends the capabilities of the Louisville Internet 2 node to the other participating universities throughout the state, and provide new opportunities for collaboration with the other universities in the state. Brenda has over thirty years experience in many aspects of Information Technology. Brenda has a BS Degree in Occupational Training and Development from the University of Louisville. Certifications include, CISSP, CGEIT, CISM, CRISC, C|CISO and CHSP.
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