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TechEX 2018 Sneak Peek: Taming the Beast of Research Compliance Projects Series

Oct 12, 2018, by Sara Aly
Tags: 2018 Technology Exchange, Advanced Networking, Frontpage News, Higher Education, InCommon Participant, Internet2 Member, Security

By Mike Warfe, assistant director of [U]Tech Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure at Case Western Reserve University, and Erik Deumens, research computing director at the University of Florida

Universities that utilize controlled unclassified information (CUI) in their research and academic programs struggle with NIST 800-171, including how to do it, what parts affect their programs, and most importantly, how to avoid spending tens of thousands of dollars to get it done.
At TechEX 2018 in Orlando, both Case Western Reserve University and the University of Florida are planning two presentations focused on CUI:

  1. A working meeting to discuss the current state of NIST 800-171, the potential to create a consortium of universities that provide resources for assessment of cyberinfrastructure security programs, and the development of best practices, including awareness and education that can be shared to promote secure cyberinfrastructure use.

    Taming the Beast: A Discussion on How to Lower the Cost of Research Compliance Projects

    Time: Thursday, October 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    Room: Oceana Grand Ballroom
  2. A track session to report the outcomes of the working meeting, lessons learned from engaging vendors for 3PAO assessments, and next steps.

    Taming the Beast: A Call to Arms

    Time: Thursday, October 18 from 2:40 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Room: Pacifica Ballroom 8/9

We encourage participation from attendees that are both new and experienced with CUI and NIST 800-171 security programs.