- Tambellini Analyst
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A Chief Information Security Officer Discusses Cybersecurity and Identity and Access Management

West Virginia University’s CISO Alex Jalso shares thoughts on information security and identity management in higher education. Tambellini’s Katelyn Ilkani asks Jalso about his security philosophy and the steps he takes to keep WVU’s systems safe. Jalso describes the process of establishing a new identity and access management (IAM) system and shares lessons learned. Learn about WVU’s future IT plans, which include, among other things, a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment.

Highlights include:

  • Keeping systems secure by not being an easy target.
  • Reinforcing security awareness and encouraging personnel to report suspicious activity.
  • Meeting the challenges of increased and new compliance regulations.
  • Differentiating between active and passive users to gain a better understanding of the lifecycle of the institution’s user identities.
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Columnist: Katelyn Ilkani - Tambellini Analyst
Katelyn Ilkani is responsible for The Tambellini Group’s interaction and outreach with higher education institutions. She collaborates with market leaders to identify trends, challenges, and market experiences. She is an innovator in education and provides strategic guidance to higher education executives based on best practices, technology advances, and emerging threats. Ms. Ilkani is responsible for guiding and directing The Tambellini Group’s Cybersecurity Research Practice.
CATEGORIES: Technology Leadership