With digital advances come advancing digital threats. Look back to see why today's comprehensive layered security programs and safeguards must continue to evolve.
BiographyKim Milford became Executive Director of REN-ISAC in April 2014. As Executive Director, Ms. Milford works with members, partners, sponsors and advisory committees to direct strategic objectives in support of member institutions, providing services and information that allows them to better defend local technical environments while overseeing administration and operations. She joined Indiana University in June 2007 and served in several different roles leading IT, information policy, and university privacy initiatives during her tenure. Most recently, Ms. Milford served as Chief Privacy Officer, coordinating privacy-related efforts, serving on IU's Assurance Council, chairing the Committee of Data Stewards, and directing the work of the University Information Policy Office, which includes IU's IT incident response team. Prior to joining Indiana University, Ms. Milford served as the Information Security Officer at the University of Rochester, where she successfully incorporated security plans and operations into strategic IT initiatives. In that role, she developed and led an information security program that included disaster recovery planning, identity management, incident response and user awareness. As Information Security Manager at UW-Madison's Department of Information Technology from 1998 - 2004, she assisted in the establishment of the university's information security department and co-led in the development of an annual security conference. Ms. Milford has provided presentations on information technology at various national conferences and seminars and participated in the authorship of articles and courseware. Ms. Milford has a B.S. in Accounting from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) provides those engaged in cybersecurity a chance to discuss the importance of security safeguards. This article takes a look at the state of cybersecurity in higher education.