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Public Welcome: Florida Tech Information Assurance Meeting Feb. 21

02/19/2013

Security Policies Made Simple

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Harris Institute for Assured Information at Florida Institute of Technology and the Space Coast Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) present a monthly lecture series on security trends and topics. This month’s meeting, which is free and open to the public, is Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of the Harris Center for Science and Engineering building on the Florida Tech campus.

The Institute hosts Ronda Henning, senior scientist for Security Technologies at Harris Corp.. Her topic is “Security Policies Made Simple,” a discussion of how any computer user can define a security policy that is enforceable and understandable for their computer systems and Internet connections. “Most people think security policies are too technical and difficult to implement,” she said. “In reality, security policies from the physical world apply in cyberspace as well.”

A 30-year security practitioner,vHenning has spent her entire career understanding security for information systems. In her role as senior scientist for Information Security at Harris, Henning has been responsible for system security architectures, implementations and operations for major DoD and civil computer systems and mission critical networks. She holds three patents on system vulnerability visualization, and has worked extensively in secure system development processes and countermeasures. Her current work involves human-machine cognitive interaction.
For more information, contact Richard Ford at (321) 674-7473.

About Harris Corp.
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Fla., the company has annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees—including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. More information is available at www.harris.com.

About ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), with 109 chapters in 24 countries and more than 13,000 members, is the largest international, not-for-profit association specifically for information security professionals and practitioners. ISSA provides education, publications, information-sharing and peer forums to foster the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members, and serves as the global voice of information security: www.issa.org.

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