Cyber Security in Higher Education

Sponsored by Scholarly Networks Security Initiative
Recorded on 10/14/2021

Posted in Library Technology and IT

How can librarians and those in higher education contribute to the cyber security effort?

Access SNSI’s Information Security Checklist for Academic Libraries here.


This year’s annual cyber security summit will feature speakers talking about the general threat of security intrusions in higher education, the process of library participation in an institutional security audit, and advances in authentication technology. The overall theme of the summit is awareness and taking action. Librarians and network security professionals are welcome, as well as anyone with an interest in cyber security issues in higher education. A panel of responders chosen from among willing registrants to the event will comment on the presentation and ask questions. There will also be ample time for questions from the general audience.


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    Daniel Ayala

    Managing PartnerSecratic LLC

    Daniel Ayala (@buddhake) is the Managing Partner at Secratic (, a strategic information security and privacy consultancy focused on helping companies protect data and information, and be prepared before incidents happen. Throughout his 25 year career, he has led security and privacy organisations in banking and financial services, pharmaceutical, information, higher education, research and library organisations around the world, and both writes and speaks regularly on the topics of security, privacy, data ethics, and compliance. Daniel is also the host of The Great Security Podcast ( and the co-founder of Mentorcore (

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    Emily McElroy

    Dean of McGoogan LibraryUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center

    Dean Emily McElroy joined UNMC in December 2013. Prior to coming to UNMC, McElroy served for six years as associate university librarian for content management and systems at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Prior to OHSU, McElroy was head of library acquisitions at New York University. She also has held positions at the University of Oregon and Loyola University’s Health Sciences Library.

    McElroy graduated from DePaul University with a B.S. in history and from Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Illinois with a master’s degree in library and information science in 1999. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the management of library resources. An active member of many professional organizations, McElroy has served on advisory boards for major publishers.

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    Heather Flanagan

    PrincipalSpherical Cow Consulting

    Heather Flanagan, Principal at Spherical Cow Consulting and Technical Liaison for SeamlessAccess, comes from a position that the Internet is led by people, powered by words, and inspired by technology. She has been involved in leadership roles with some of the most technical, volunteer-driven organizations on the Internet, including IDPro as Principal Editor, the IETF, the IAB, and the IRTF as RFC Series Editor, ICANN as Technical Writer, and REFEDS as Coordinator, just to name a few. If there is work going on to develop new Internet standards, or discussions around the future of digital identity, she is interested in engaging in that work. You can learn more about her at: