The Gate 15 Interview: From Blended Threats to Pandemic Lessons Learned, a Candid Conversation on Higher Education Security and Resilience with REN-ISAC’s Kim Milford

In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour talks with Kim Milford, the Executive Director of the Research and Education Network Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) .

The REN-ISAC is focused on aiding and promoting operational protection and response within the research and higher education (R&E) communities. In this podcast we discuss:

  • REN-ISAC, higher education and critical infrastructure
  • The higher education threat landscape
  • REN-ISAC Blended Threat Workshops
  • Higher ed security coordination
  • COVID-19 lessons learned
  • Emerging concerns for higher ed and critical infrastructure
  • And more!

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Kim Milford: “Kim Milford serves as Executive Director of the REN-ISAC, working with research and education institutions, partners, and sponsors to provide services and information that allow member institutions to better defend technical environments from cyberthreats. Ms. Milford oversees administration and operations for the REN-ISAC. Ms. Milford served in several roles leading strategic IT initiatives since 2007 at Indiana University.” Read more. Twitter.

“Everyone has a role in security and security is everyone’s responsibility”

– Kim Milford

REN-ISAC: “The Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) serves over 650 member institutions within the higher education and research community by promoting cybersecurity operational protections and response. REN-ISAC member institutions benefit from Security Event System (SES) threat intelligence and other automated data collection and sharing tools to enable informed decisions about threats and events, as well as peer assessment services to improve the institution’s overall security posture.” Read more. Twitter.

We define a blended threat as a natural, accidental, or purposeful physical or virtual danger that has the potential for crossover impacts or to harm life, information, operations, environment, and property.”

Blended Threats (update 1.1): Understanding an Evolving Threat Environment, 01 Mar 2018

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