Capella University regularly schedules online events for the IAS Community at large. These events are designed to share information about topics of current interest in IAS with the community. The online format allows for thought-provoking discussion among prospective learners, current students at all degree levels, alumni, as well as members of the IAS community.

Upcoming Events

Capella launches NEW IAS program with Digital Forensics & Network Defense specializations

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Today, Capella announced the launch of a new online Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security, with specializations in Digital Forensics and Network Defense. This new program provides numerous advantages for working professionals seeking to advance their career with … Continue reading

(ISC)2 webinar – From the Trenches: BYOD Program Deployments

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(ISC)2 webinar – From the Trenches: BYOD Program Deployments Capella employee, Matt Pellowski, is participating as a speaker in this roundtable discussion.   DATE: April 10th TIME: 12:00 PM Central Join this unique roundtable chat with three InfoSec Professionals who … Continue reading

ISACA Webinar: Data-Driven Security – Using “Big Data” to protect the Enterprise

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ISACA Webinar – Sponsored by Capella DATE: March 27th TIME: 11:00 Central TITLE:  Data-Driven Security – Using “Big Data” to Protect the Enterprise                                                                      SPEAKER: Pete Lindstrom, Principal, Spire Security, LLC ABSTRACT: Data – big, small, or the perfect size for … Continue reading

CISSE – Call For Papers

Posted on by Mary Brown

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education has posted a call for papers to be submitted in relationship with their conference in San Diego in June. Paper submission deadline is March 15th, 2014. Details are in the link below:

NSA information security research paper competition

Posted on by Mary Brown

The NSA is holding a competition for authors of information security focused research papers. See the attached document for details. NSA_paper_compads-12.20

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

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On February 26, 2014, the Intelligence Community (IC) will be hosting a Virtual Career Fair. Those interested will be able to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings. Participating … Continue reading

Alumni Association February 2014 Event

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The Minnesota Schools IT student and alumni association is holding their February 2014 event in St. Paul on February 11th at 5:30. If you are interested in attending go to the URL below to register. Session Title: Emerging technologies and … Continue reading

Twin Cities ISC2 Chapter Get Together July 22nd

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July 22: Social Get Together hosted by the Twin Cities Area (ISC)2 Chapter – 3pm at Hell’s Kitchen  which is located at 80 S 9th St in Mpls 55402 Info can be found on the chapter website:

Virtual Conference: Take It to the Next Level, Cisco Professional-Level Certifications

Posted on by Mansour Sharha

Stay competitive and valued in your area of expertise by joining Cisco for a special virtual event called “Take It to the Next Level” on April 17 and 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Visit one or … Continue reading

ISACA Members – Digital Forensics Webinar Available for Free Continuing Education – Thursday March 28th – Register now

Posted on by Mary Brown

Below is a link to register for a webinar being offered on March 28th at 11AM CDT as a joint community service by Capella University and ISACA.

Networking Opportunities for IT Workshop – Coon Rapids MN. April 9th

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Below is a link to a workshop that is being held at Anoka Ramsey College in the evening on April 9th.  For those of you in or near the college this is a free to students or alumni of MnScu and very … Continue reading

IAS Monthly Security Event Updates — The Accidental Insider

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To all that were not able to join us tonight for our Information Assurance and Security Monthly talk and presentation titled: The Accidental Insider with Barry Caplin. Glad to share with you all the recording of the presentation along with some … Continue reading

IAS Webinar: The Accidental Insider

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You are cordially invited to the Information Assurance Security monthly talk. For this event, we are pleased to have the Chief Information Security Officer of the MN Dept. of Human Services who is also speaking in different information security events … Continue reading

Information Systems Security Association Puerto Rico Chapter

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Capella Ph.D. learner Gerardo Ortega Carrasquillo is part of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Puerto Rico Chapter, and presents the conferece, ISSA Puerto Rico Fifth Annual Conference In addition, the featured speaker will be Kevin Mitnick, along with several … Continue reading

Is the Cloud at Risk

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Interesting development with the Apple exploit and the issue with cloud storage, but not just Apple, Google, Amazon, etc., its a very interesting read on the issue with inference, and how many small pieces of data can lead to a … Continue reading

Cloud Computing Expo

Posted on by Dr. Brett Miller

Do you have an interest in cloud computing? If so, you maybe interested in this event being held in New York – June 11-14 2012.

Colloquium for Information Security Education

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The Colloquium for Information Security Education will hold its 2012 Conference at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Our host agency Valencia College would like to invite local media centers to this event. : June 11 – … Continue reading

Two Important Presentations on April 19

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Register for two presentations taking place on April 19: Building a Comprehensive Enterprise Security Program – A State of Minnesota Case Study – Christopher Buse, Chief Information Security Officer, State of MN Maverick Software Consulting: an overview – Marty Hebig, … Continue reading

Webinar: Security Education

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Security education is becoming a very important topic at all levels, e.g., government, industry, and especially at academia. Academia needs to become proficient in teaching the future information security leaders, so that they can help to protect the nation. In … Continue reading

Webinar: Security and SCADA Networks

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Acquisition (SCADA) systems are widely used by utilities and industries (e.g., electricity, natural gas, gasoline, water, waste treatment, transportation ) critical to a nations infrastructure. Prior to the expansion of technology, SCADA systems were fairly isolated and exposures to threats … Continue reading

Webinar: Are we already in a Cyber-War? Does It Matter?

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November 14th This webinar features a speaker, Dr. Charlie McClain, an accomplished senior-level Information Systems Security Manager and University Instructor. About the Presenter Dr. McClain is an accomplished senior-level Information Systems Security Manager and University Instructor, with 25 years’ experience … Continue reading

BBB Data Security and Privacy Summit

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Secure360 is partnering with BBB to bring you BBB Data Security & Privacy Summit. View details and register.

Minnesota Online Safety ACTION Forum

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Don’t miss The Minnesota Online Safety ACTION Forum Date Friday, September 9, 2011 Time 2:30-4:30 p.m. CT Location Saint Paul College Auditorium, 235 Marshall Ave. City Saint Paul, MN Register here

Capella IAS Speaker Series

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Emergency Response Exercise in the Upper Midwest

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A consortium of information, phyiscal security and emergency management organizations have put together an exercise that may be of interest for those able to attend. If you are able to attend, share your experience.

Security Leadership Roundtable on July 13

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Please join us for the upcoming (ISC)2 ThinkTank – a Security Leadership Roundtable on “Data Privacy and Security: Where Are Regulations Headed?” co-produced by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and sponsored by Capella University and Lumension on July … Continue reading

Members Choice Award for Best Infosec Ethics Movie – Contest Open for Nominations

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Besides their busy jobs, many ISSA members would appear to be almost normal people, enjoying a good movie like anyone. But when you find yourself analyzing a movie once you get struck by its relation to your information security work, … Continue reading

Botched security or conspiracy to taint forensics evidence through intentional tampering?

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On July 17, 2009, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of Andrea McNulty against Ben Roethlesberger a football quarterback, John Koster the Harrah’s Casino Northern Nevada President, Guy Hyder the Security Chief at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, et al. (, 2009) This blog post will not address the main issues or complaints of the lawsuit. It will discuss the complaint of Invasion of Privacy, Trespass and Civil Conspiracy. Continue reading

Cyber Security Awareness Contest

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The annual global cyber security contest is open. Those interested in submitting awareness materials may see the National Cyber Security Alliance website for additional information. Three, $250 prizes are being offered for the best submissions.

Capella’s Information Assurance program

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Dr. Brown recently had the opportunity to discuss the value of an online education, and discuss the information assurance programs offered by Capella. If you are interested, please see the following links: From Theory to Practice: The Value of an … Continue reading

Learner Spotlight

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Capella University PhD Student Named Director of the Homeland Security Academy; Center for Academic and Agency Outreach Cheryl Seminara, a PhD student in the School of Business and Technology at Capella University, has been named director of the Homeland Security … Continue reading

Call for papers for RSA 2009

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Capella will be at the RSA conference in San Francisco next year – April 20-24, 2009: Where the world talks security.   If you happen to be there, please stop by and say hello.   Read the RSA call for … Continue reading