Elliot Kendall (Brandeis University)
Creative Techniques in User Education

While pursuing his B.A. in Computer Science at Brandeis University, Elliot Kendall worked part-time for the school’s systems group. After graduating, he stayed on as a full-time systems administrator before recently shifting focus to security. He has developed several security solutions based on open source software and higher education community resources. He is currently researching trends in attacks on higher education targets with the goal of improving technological defenses and user education.

Christopher Misra (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Security and Middleware

Christopher Misra is a Network Analyst with the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he has worked for the past ten years. His responsiblities including network security management, incident handling, and network security architecture. Chris has been active with various regional and national information security organizations including the Internet2/EDUCAUSE Security Task Force, Salsa, and REN-ISAC, serving on program committees, participating in working groups, and presenting at conferences. Chris chairs the Internet2 NetAuth and CSI2 working groups as well as the REN-ISAC Technical Advisory Group. Chris has also taught courses on Network Security at UMass for mnay years.

Nicholas Nathans (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Digital Forensic Considerations for IT Administrators

Nicholas Nathans has worked for 11 years in Information Technology including development, systems and network administration. For the past four years he has worked for the FBI with a focus on Digital Forensics.

Daniel Kamalic (Boston University)
Incident Management with Request Tracker

Daniel Kamalic is the Director of Systems Analysis and Administration in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University.  In addition to development and instruction specific to BME applications, he works extensively on Linux as part of a larger team composed of like-minded individuals in the College of Engineering, working to bring cutting-edge computational infrastructures to the rest of the College and beyond.

Before joining Boston University, Dan was at Akamai Technologies, where he managed the configuration control system for 13,000 servers in six continents from the boom to the crash of the dot com era.  While at Akamai, he co-founded car sharing service ZipCar.  He holds an S.B. in Mathematics with Computer Science from M.I.T., and worked there as a UNIX developer and consultant.  He also holds a degree in opera performance from New England Conservatory, but that’s another story.

Gene Kingsley (Holyoke Community College)
Small School InfoSec Strategies

Gene was educated at Holyoke Community College (A. S., 1991) and Westfield State College (B.S., Criminal Justice, 1993) and UMASS Isenberg School of Management (P.M.B.A., 2002) and The Graduate School at Bay Path College (M.S., Communications and Information Management, 2004). In November of 1998, Gene started as Helpdesk Coordinator and was eventually promoted to his current position Director of Operations for the Information Technology Division.

He is a member of IEEE – computer society, he has been certified by the SANS Institute (401) having presented on Computer and Information Security Topics to local area business meetings through the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and other community-based functions. He has taught Business and Computer evening classes as an adjunct professor at Holyoke Community College as well. He is very active in the community with both Information Security and various other project management challenges.

David Escalante (Boston College)
Correlating and Reporting Multiple Security Data Sources

David Escalante is the Director of Computer Policy & Security at Boston College, where he is responsible for all data security matters. David was nominated for the “Information Security Executive of the Year” award in 2005 and 2006, and has spoken on security topics at events such as the RSA Conference, Educause Security Professionals Conference, and the Campus Technology Conference.

Prior to Boston College, David was the Director of Professional Services, Americas, for Baltimore Technology, a PKI vendor, and the manager of the Network Consulting group at Bolt Beranek & Newman, where he consulted with a variety of Fortune 500 companies on network and security issues.

Aaron Stevens (Boston College)
Correlating and Reporting Multiple Security Data Sources

Aaron Stevens is an Instructor in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he teaches undergraduate computer programming. Since 2003, he has been a consulting programmer for Boston College, where he develops software tools to support the network security and policy group, including incident detection, tracking, reporting and notification.

Joel Rosenblatt (Columbia University)
Grand Unified Logging Project (GULP)

Joel Rosenblatt has been in IT at Columbia University for the last 29 years. He is currently the head of the Computer and Network security group, part of the Columbia Information Security Office.  He is responsible for overseeing the security for the approximately 65,000 nodes that make up the Columbia University network.  Additional responsibilities include DMCA compliance and investigations involving law enforcement.  Joel is a member of Infraguard, NYECTF and other organizations that he can neither confirm or deny the existence of.