July 12, 2024

VASCAN IT Security Conference Oct.6-7

On Oct. 6-7, UMW will host the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VASCAN) annual conference at the Stafford Campus. IT security professionals from all over Virginia will come to learn and collaborate on the latest cyber security topics and events. Information about this conference can be found at http://vascan.umwblogs.org/ .

UMW Represented at State Technology Conference

The University of Mary Washington was represented at the 2015 Association of Collegiate Computing Services of Virginia, an annual conference of technologists at higher education institutions around the state.

Lisa Ames, LMS Admin-eLearning Specialist from the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, co-chaired the Networked Learning Collaborative of Virginia group meeting. The group focused on advancing academic mission and learning technology activities.

Edward Gray, Systems Integration and Support Specialist from IT Support Services, presented “Remote Assistance: a Discussion” on remote assistance tools, usage, policies, and procedures. He also presented “Measuring Success: an Introduction to Metrics,” as an overview to what metrics are and how to tie them to organizational success.

Jeff McClurken, Professor of History and American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Technology and Teaching Innovation, and Jerry Slezak, Director of IT Support Services, presented “A Convergence of Ideas and Technology,” as a story of UMW’s Information Technology Convergence Center.

Ray Usler, Director of IT Security and Information Security Officer, presented “NO, NO Not the Security Guy!” on the role of the IT Security Office and why everyone should be concerned with security.

Pam Lowery, Director of Technology Professional Development and HR Analyst, serves as chair of the ACCS Board of Directors.

Also attending the conference were Acting CIO Hall Cheshire, and Associate Director for Enterprise Application Services Ben Kjar, both from the Department of Information Technologies.

Usler Presents at Association of Collegiate Computing Services

Ray Usler, Director of IT Security and ISO, presented “Security Challenges 2014” at the Association of Collegiate Computing Services of Virginia Conference on March 13, 2014 in Charlottesville, Va.