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Getting the Resources You Need For Your Cybersecurity Program

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) is comprised of 6 Institutions, 16 campuses and one online college.  Part of the second largest public higher education system in New England, the Office of Information Technology is responsible for all of students and staff IT needs. Watch the interview with Sherry Pesino, CISSP, Sr. Information Security Program Administrator of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), on the importance of persistence and the substantial efforts and steps she, along with her CISO and CIO, took to convince the CSCU’s Board to triple the size of their team and significantly invest in new cyber technologies.  Sherry talks about:

  • Strategies for engaging board members and advocating for critical cybersecurity investments.
  • Collecting, organizing, and leveraging incident data to make a compelling case.
  • Efficient incident tracking and metrics generation for effective communication.
  • The importance of isolating and protecting cyber incident data and why it was key to their success.
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Webinar Highlights

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Before & After: A Persistent Pursuit
Key Things to Engage the Board and C-Suite
Leveraging Small Data for Big Impact
Quantifying Incidents to Costs & Risks
Why It's Critical to Preserve Data to Support Controls & Risk Management

About Our Guest Speaker

Sherry Pessino, CISSP, is a Senior Information Security Program Administrator in the Information Security Program Office (ISPO) at CSCU. Her responsibilities include developing and assessing security standards and procedures for the Connecticut State Community Colleges and University System, which includes 17 separate campuses. She has the role of Information System Security Officer, ISSO, for the CT State Community College, lead incident investigator and the administrator of the Information Security Education and Awareness Program.

Her journey to Cybersecurity started with teaching elementary school and working in educational and instructional technology for 14 years at a CCSU. For the last 12 years in ISPO, she has been given the opportunity to earn her CISSP and participate in the rollout of a progressive, updated Information Security program.

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