June 2, 2017 — Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for cybersecurity education research at Secure Decisions in Northport, NY will be speaking at the L.I. Cybersecurity Conference at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) on Friday, June 9, 2017. The event is presented Suffolk County Community College, which is launching a Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program this fall.
The conference’s objective is to offer regional businesses an opportunity to discuss the practical steps needed to protect their companies from identity theft, data breaches and other cyber-related challenges. The conference includes an overview of SCCC’s Cybersecurity and IT programs, vendor displays and networking opportunities. Speakers from Long Island businesses will lead breakout sessions on topics such as IT Security fundamentals, workforce and training needs in the region, and Health IT. Ms. Buchanan will participate in a panel to discuss the skill gaps in Long Island’s IT workforce.
The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Health, Sports, and Education Center (HSEC) at the Michael J. Grant Campus of SCCC in Brentwood, NY. The conference is free to attend, but attendees must register.
Ms. Buchanan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 20 years’ experience managing, securing and defending corporate networks, most recently at a Fortune 1000 company. Now a cybersecurity researcher at Secure Decisions in Northport, NY, she serves as Principal Investigator on R&D projects focusing on cybersecurity education, modeling and improving the cybersecurity decision processes, and cyber mission assurance. Her prior operational experience informs her research projects, which are currently are funded by the and the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division (DHS S&T CSD) and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. She is an active member of NIST’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Working Group and is a frequent speaker at cybersecurity conferences and events.
Secure Decisions was created as a division of Applied Visions, Inc., with the intent to develop products related to national security, including network defense, infrastructure protection, cyber security, intelligence analysis, and data visualization. Secure Decisions develops tools for decision-makers to appropriately analyze large amounts of complex data, and to provide cutting-edge security measures to protect their proprietary information. Many of their products were developed under contract from federal and state governments or governmental agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and DARPA.