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Another Successful Information Security Summit

By Michelle Drolet
19 Jun 2015

Once again, the Information Security Summit hosted by Towerwall and MassBay was a resounding success. Hundreds of attendees and vendors participated in  diverse data security panels and networked with industry leaders and peers. The Summit opened with Michelle Drolet, CEO of Towerwall, and Shamsi Moussav, Computer Science Professor at MassBay Community College, presenting scholarships to MassBay students Kirk Barge and Julius Newton. Michelle Drolet said,

“ This is the 3rd year in a row the Information Security Summit has given out scholarships to MassBay students in their Cyber Security Certificate Program. We are planning on creating two new scholarships for the new Cyber Security Associates Degree which is being launched this Fall. ”

After the scholarships were awarded, Sophos Americas Lead Corporate Engineer Alan Phillips educated attendees about the importance of encryption, starting from the basic definition to why it’s critical for any small or large company. @CISOatBrownU tweeted about Philips’ encryption presentation:

“It’s not just losing a device, it’s losing an unencrypted device; that’s the real issue. #summitbuzz #infosec #datasecurity #privacy

Throughout the day, attendees went to multiple breakout sessions. Topics of the sessions ranged from mobile, cloud, network, application and infrastructure security to risk management and compliance, steps to satisfy the demand for security talent, and industry trends and technology. Local FBI agent Scott Brown was unable to present due to the Usaama Rahim incident.  Keynote Speaker William T. Crushing, Jr., Senior Vice President, Chief Audit Executive and Chief Risk Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, ended the event. Attendees were educated on how to have a well-founded security infrastructure and defense. Overall, this year’s Information Security Summit was a success. The next Summit will be on June 9th, 2016, until then, please stay informed about latest security threats and tips by following us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Towerwall