Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshop
The Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) hosted a free two-day cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity workshop from August 17-18, 2022, at the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo, Mont. View presentations from the workshop!
Improving your institution’s cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity posture is priceless.
Ransomware attacks are increasing in size, frequency, and impact – and have a crippling effect on the institutions that experience them. Universities and colleges, in particular, are seeing an increase in ransomware attacks that disrupt their cyberinfrastructure and campus operations.
The Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) conducted a free two-day cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity workshop from August 17-18, 2022, at the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater-Auditorium on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo, Mont.
This hands-on workshop experience was designed for IT leadership and staff from tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to provide information, tools, and resources to support improving their institution’s cybersecurity posture.
The workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Demonstration Pilot (# 2137123) awarded to the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and Internet2.
MS-CC Workshop Series
The MS-CC and Internet2 are planning additional workshops at HBCU campuses throughout the remainder of 2022.
If the Salish Kootenai College workshop is not geographically convenient for you, there will be additional workshops at Alabama A&M University, Claflin University, and Jackson State University. Additional workshops are under consideration.
We do hope that you’ll be able to attend one of the upcoming workshops at a location closest to your institution. Learn more about the Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshop series.
Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Day | August 17, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
View Presentations Below
|9:30-10 a.m.||Coffee & Informal Networking|
|10-10:45 a.m.||Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Expectations||Dr. Sandra Boham, President, Salish Kootenai College
Dan Durglo, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Salish Kootenai College
Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer, Salish Kootenai College
Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2
|10:45-11:15 a.m.||MS-CC Overview, Internet2 and the MS-CC||Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2
Ana Hunsinger, VP, Community Engagement, Internet2
|11:15-11:45 a.m.||Democratizing Science through Cyberinfrastructure: OAC Vision, Updates, & Strategic Priorities||Robert Beverly, Program Director, National Science Foundation|
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
|TCU CI Support Landscape Infrastructure to Support Education and Research||Dale Smith, Campus Cyberinfrastructure Consultant, AIHEC
Russell Hofmann, Climate Science Facilitator, AIHEC
|12:30-1:15 p.m.||Lunch and Networking|
|1:15-2:15 p.m.||Setting the Stage – TCU Landscape||Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer, Salish Kootenai College|
|2:15-3 p.m.||Keynote: Research Computing and Data – A View from the Plains||James Deaton, Executive Director, Great Plains Network|
|3-3:30 p.m.||Break and Networking|
|3:30-4:15 p.m.||Panel Discussion: Cyberinfrastructure||Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer, Salish Kootenai College
Robert Beverly, Program Director, National Science Foundation
James Deaton, Executive Director, Great Plains Network
Zach Rossmiller, CIO, University of Montana
Dale Smith, Campus Cyberinfrastructure Consultant, AIHEC
Lauren Michael, MS-CC CI Facilitator, Internet2
|4:15-4:30 p.m.||Wrapping up the day, revisiting expectations||Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2|
Cybersecurity Day | August 18, 2022 | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
View Presentations Below
|8-8:30 a.m.||Coffee & Informal Networking|
|Welcome, Workshop Expectations Level Set/Re-Eval||Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2|
|Keynote: So You’ve Done a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, Now What?||Jose Dominguez, Interim Chief Information Security Officer, University of Oregon|
|9:30-10:15 a.m.||Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity & Ransomware||Robert Beverly, Program Director, National Science Foundation
Jose Dominguez, Interim Chief Information Security Officer, University of Oregon
Jonathan Neff, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Montana
|Break and Networking|
|Introduction to Ransomware & Cybersecurity||Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2|
|11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.||Phishing Exercises||Facilitated discussion/breakout exercise|
|12-12:45 p.m.||Lunch and Networking|
|12:45-1:30 p.m.||Ransomware Exercises||Facilitated discussion/breakout exercise|
|1:30-2 p.m.||Wrapping Up the Workshop||Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2|
The two-day workshop is free but registration is required. Registration is open through Monday, August 15, 2022. The MS-CC is utilizing Internet2’s event registration system.
What to expect as part of your registration process:
- You will be prompted to submit your name, job title, job function, institution, email address, and mailing address. If your institution’s name does not appear in the drop-down menu for the Organization field, please type it in the field right below it labeled Organization Name (if not listed).
- You will be prompted to indicate whether you plan on attending both days of the workshop, or just one day. Under each selection, there is a Registration Code (Optional) field; there is no registration code required for this workshop.
- You will be prompted to indicate whether you plan on joining the Wednesday evening dinner hosted by the MS-CC and sponsored by Cisco.
- You will be prompted to submit meal preferences, allergies, special needs, and emergency contact information. Protected health information (PHI) provided with this registration will be safeguarded by Internet2 from unauthorized disclosure.
- You will be prompted to read and agree to Internet2’s Events Code of Conduct and Participant Consent.
- Once these prompts are completed, you will get notified immediately that your submission was successful and that an email confirmation has been sent to the email address you registered with.
- In your inbox, you will find two registration email confirmations: an enrollment confirmation email and a receipt number confirmation email.
- The receipt number confirmation email provides a summary of the information you submitted in the registration form. Please verify your information is correct and appears as you want it to appear on your workshop badge.
- The enrollment confirmation email will provide information about confirming your registration using Internet2’s identity and access management system. This additional step is optional. If you do not complete this step, you will still be registered for the workshop.
The workshop will be held at the Sherry McDonald Room in the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on the campus of Salish Kootenai College located at 58138 US-93, Pablo, Mont., 59855.
Should you be in need of overnight accommodations, the recommended hotels for workshop participants that are within close proximity to Salish Kootenai College are:
- Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson
- Kwataqnuk – Flathead Lake Resort & Casino
- Americas Best Value Port Polson Inn
Please contact the hotels directly to inquire about their daily rates and book your reservation.
As an MS-CC participant, we will be able to reimburse reasonable travel and lodging expenses related to workshop attendance. After your registration is processed you will receive additional information via email about the expense reimbursement process.
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What Workshop Participants Can Expect
The two-day workshop agenda is designed around two themes: Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity. The workshop program includes keynote presentations, panel discussions with cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity leaders, facilitated group discussions, and hands-on learning opportunities, including access to open-source security tools and documented best practices for campus infrastructure.
Informal networking opportunities provide you with opportunities to meet and build connections with your peers and cybersecurity professionals and leadership from regional and national non-profit organizations supporting the research and education community in the U.S.
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The COVID-19 situation in the United States is fluid, and we continue to monitor developments that may impact attendees for the MS-CC Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshop. In order to stay current, check this page periodically leading up to the workshop.
Workshop participants will need to abide by Salish Kootenai College’s COVID-19 guidelines as outlined on their website.
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