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Iowa Counties Paying IT Forward

  • Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at 4:00 PM EDT (20:00:00 UTC)
  • Alan Paller
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SANS Webcast Series in cooperation with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and National Association of Counties (NACo) is proud to present the story of Iowa Counties - Paying IT Forward.

Join us for a session presented by Alan Paller, SANS Director of Research, where he interviews the Iowa Counties Information Technology Team (ICIT). Hear how they established a unique new model for IT and cyber security cooperation. To date this group of dedicated professionals have completed 11 security projects to assist neighboring counties with limited or no IT resources. The ICIT members have all volunteered their time in helping other counties solve particular cyber security challenges. They have established standardized repeatable measurable processes and would like to share these best practices with other states in an attempt to help county and local government organizations become safer, faster.

Speaker Bio

Alan Paller

Alan Paller is the director of research for the SANS Institute, responsible for projects ranging from the Internet Storm Center (the Internet's early warning system with 500,000 sensors around the world) to the Top Ten Security Menaces of the coming year. He also edits NewsBites, the twice-weekly summary of the most important news stories in security. But he says his most satisfying responsibility is finding people who have solved important security problems and helping SANS 85,000 alumni in 60 countries learn about those people and their discoveries. Alan earned degrees in computer science and engineering from Cornell and MIT. He wrote hundreds of articles on computer graphics, EIS and computer security, and authored two books, The EIS Book: Information Systems for Top Managers and How to Give the Best Presentation of Your Life. He has testified before the House and Senate, and in 2001 the President named Alan as one of the original members of the National Infrastructure Assurance Council. In 2005 the Federal CIO Council chose him as its annual Azimuth Award winner recognizing his singular vision and outstanding service to government information technology. His degrees are from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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