Cybersecurity Today: Trends, Risk Mitigation and Research

Moderator: Brad Englert, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UT Austin
  - Dr. Fred Chang, AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security, UT San Antonio
  - Joe Anthony, Director of Security, Risk and Compliance Product Management, IBM
  - Ronald Perez, Fellow, Security Architecture and Strategy, AMD

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

Brad Englert Dr. Fred Chang
Joe Anthony Ronald Perez

Cybersecurity is affecting all public and private sectors. Hear leading security experts from academia and industry discuss what government, industry and research institutions are doing to address topics including: current challenges and trends; public-private partnerships; gaps in workforce training; the impact of IT consumerism on industry; and cyber threats.

Brad Englert has spent much of his professional life working in and assisting institutions of higher education. During his 22- year career with Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services company, he served in a variety of IT leadership and operational roles for large, complex, and diverse institutions of higher education and state government, including five years as managing partner for Accenture’s USA higher education practice. When he retired as a senior partner in 2006, Mr. Englert had a proven track record in IT operations, large scale information systems implementations, and strategic IT planning for a number of major institutions of higher education. He was in charge of the creation of the first information technology strategic plan for the 15 institutions of The University of Texas System (UT System), which included far-reaching strategic IT initiatives such as establishing the digital library assets, expanding network capability, and launching the UT System information technology governance structure and process.

Frederick R. Chang is the AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management, and holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Computer Science. He is the former Director of Research at the National Security Agency. Prior to his current position, he was at The University of Texas at Austin and held the positions of Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences, Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Security, and Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science.

Ronald Perez is a Fellow and Security Architect at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He works with key customers and partners in the systems and systems software areas and is responsible for establishing the overall security strategy, architecture, and execution plan. He has more than two decades of experience in the information technology industry, having impact in a broad range of areas from semiconductors to cloud computing. Prior to joining AMD in 2009, Mr. Perez was a senior manager at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where he led multiple research organizations and initiatives beginning in 1997. He also had multiple roles at Tandem Computers and Motorola prior to joining IBM.

Joe Anthony is the Director of Security, Risk and Compliance Product Management at IBM. He is responsible for the product strategy of IBM's comprehensive portfolio in identity and access management, data center and threat protection security. Mr. Anthony works with key customer and partners around the world that use IBM's security offerings. He joined IBM in 1984 as an engineer in the Networking Hardware Division. He has held various technical and management positions in hardware development, software development and product management.