Capitol College faculty and staff members to speak at GovSec
LAUREL, MD - Two speakers representing Capitol College will speak at the 2009 GovSec and U.S. Law Exposition and Conference, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on March 11 and 12, 2009.
Allan Berg, director of Capitol’s Innovation and Leadership Institute, will present on security clearance requirements, focusing on the vetting process, information required for security clearance, and the adjudication and appeals process. He will also discuss some of the more common activities (and consequences) that can affect security clearance, such as web postings, emails, and others.
In addition, Berg will join Dr. Ray Vaughn, the computer science and engineering department chair at the Mississippi State University, and Dr. John Saunders, the director for the Center for Information Assurance Education at the National Defense University, for a joint presentation on a class of software known as “supervisory control and data acquisition software” (SCADA).
Adjunct Professor Craig Johnson, who teaches complementary security, will be presenting a session called “Terrorism and Information Technology.” Johnson asserts that people often make mistakes in the information assurance and IT industries by not learning from history and failing to develop new methodologies to address current challenges. His presentation will focus on the prevailing threats to IT systems and the best practices to protect them, personnel security, physical security objectives and techniques relative to IT, and why the convergence of other security disciplines is vital to IT security programs.
“These presentations at GovSec by Capitol College faculty represent our college’s continued commitment to serve and join in partnership with federal agencies and the contractor community which serves our nation,” commented W. Vic Maconachy, Capitol’s vice president for academic affairs and CAO.
GovSec attendees are primarily civilian and military security professionals from the federal government, as well as law enforcement and first-responders from the federal, state and local level. For more information about the exposition and convention, visit http://www.govsecinfo.com.
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to engineering, computer science, information technology and business. Founded in 1927, Capitol is an accredited institution offering associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as professional development training and certificates, and partnerships with government and industry. Capitol is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The college is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Capitol and is committed to providing a quality education that is technology-driven, accessible, affordable and practical especially during these challenging economic times.
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