Joel Rosenblatt


Joel Rosenblatt is the Director of Computer and Network Security at Columbia University. In that position, he oversees the computer security for all systems connected to the Columbia Network. He is the chairperson of the Security Metrics subcommittee of the Security Effective Practices committee of Educause. He Graduated from Columbia Engineering in 1977 and went to work for what was then called CUCCA (Columbia University Center for Computing Activities) running the IBM Mainframe systems. His current responsibilities include oversight of the security of over 250,000 network nodes, DMCA, PCI and DLP for Columbia University. He writes for the online security magazine SecurityCurrent and is a member of Infragard and the NYECTF. He is currently teaching a graduate class on Intrusion Detection systems for the CS department at the Columbia school of Engineering and Applied Science, and is serving as the Senator representing all Administrative officers on the Morningside campus.

He is also active in other security organizations that he can neither confirm or deny the existence of.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Continue the Conversation: How Risky Is the Cloud?
    • Blog
    • Author

    This blog post is one of a series of posts designed to continue the conversation after the 2016 EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference. This post explores the themes discussed during a lunchtime roundtable about cloud risk.

  • Security Metrics: A Solution in Search of a Problem
    • Article
    • Author

    Computer security is one of the most complicated and challenging fields in technology today. As soon as you think you have it figured out, the bad guys change all of the rules and you have to start over.

EDUCAUSE Presentations