A Chief Information Security Officer Discusses Cybersecurity and Identity and Access Management

Katelyn Ilkani |

Tambellini Analyst

A Chief Information Security Officer Discusses Cybersecurity and Identity and Access Management
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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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Katelyn Ilkani |

Tambellini Analyst

Katelyn Ilkani
Katelyn Ilkani is responsible for directing the Cybersecurity Research Practice at The Tambellini Group. Her expertise covers network security, endpoint security, application security, data security, SIEM, people security, and the managed security services providers’ landscape. Ms. Ilkani has been consistently recognized for her contributions in the field of cybersecurity.

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