August 17-18, 2022 | Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Mont.

Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshop

Join the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) for a free two-day cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity workshop from August 17-18, 2022, at the Sherry McDonald Room in the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo, Mont.

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Improving your institution’s cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity posture is priceless.

Ransomware attacks are increasing in size, frequency, and impact – and have a crippling effect on the institutions that experience them. Universities and colleges, in particular, are seeing an increase in ransomware attacks that disrupt their cyberinfrastructure and campus operations. 

Join the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) for a free two-day cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity workshop from August 17-18, 2022, at the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater-Auditorium on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo, Mont. Registration is FREE and open through Monday, August 15, 2022.

Lawrence Williams and Al Anderson, CIO of Salish Kootenai College, discuss the importance of building tech connections.
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We’ve designed a hands-on workshop experience for IT leadership and staff from tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) that provides information, tools, and resources to support improving their institution’s cybersecurity posture. 

The workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Demonstration Pilot (# 2137123) awarded to the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and Internet2. 

MS-CC Workshop Series

The MS-CC and Internet2 are planning additional workshops at HBCU campuses throughout the remainder of 2022.

If the Salish Kootenai College workshop is not geographically convenient for you, there will be additional workshops at Alabama A&M University, Claflin University, and Jackson State University. Additional workshops are under consideration.

We do hope that you’ll be able to attend one of the upcoming workshops at a location closest to your institution. Learn more about the Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshop series

Agenda

Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Day | August 17, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Time Session Presenter(s)
9:30-10 a.m.    Coffee & Informal Networking
10-10:45 a.m.    Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Expectations Dr. Sandra Boham, President, Salish Kootenai College
Dan Durglo, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Salish Kootenai College
Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer, Salish Kootenai College
Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2
10:45-11:15 a.m.    MS-CC Overview, Internet2 and the MS-CC Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2
Ana Hunsinger, VP, Community Engagement, Internet2
11:15-11:45 a.m.         Democratizing Science through Cyberinfrastructure: OAC Vision, Updates, & Strategic Priorities Robert Beverly, Program Director, National Science Foundation

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                       
Setting the Stage – TCU CI Landscape Dale Smith, Campus Cyberinfrastructure Consultant, AIHEC
Russell Hofmann, Climate Science Facilitator, AIHEC
12:30-1:15 p.m.    Lunch and Networking
1:15-2:15 p.m.    Cyberinfrastructure 101 Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer, Salish Kootenai College
2:15-3 p.m.  Keynote: Research Computing and Data – a View from the Plains James Deaton, Executive Director, Great Plains Network
3-3:30 p.m.    Break and Networking
3:30-4:15 p.m.    Panel Discussion: Cyberinfrastructure Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer, Salish Kootenai College
Robert Beverly, Program Director, National Science Foundation
James Deaton, Executive Director, Great Plains Network
Zach Rossmiller, CIO, University of Montana
Dale Smith, Campus Cyberinfrastructure Consultant, AIHEC
Lauren Michael, MS-CC CI Facilitator, Internet2
4:15-4:30 p.m.    Wrapping up the day, revisiting expectations Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2

Cybersecurity Day | August 18, 2022 | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Time Session Presenter(s)
8-8:30 a.m.     Coffee & Informal Networking

8:30-8:45 a.m.    
Welcome, Workshop Expectations Level Set/Re-Eval Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2

8:45-9:30 a.m.    
Keynote: So You’ve Done a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, Now What? Jose Dominguez, Interim Chief Information Security Officer, University of Oregon
9:30-10:15 a.m.     Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity & Ransomware Robert Beverly, Program Director, National Science Foundation
Jose Dominguez, Interim Chief Information Security Officer, University of Oregon
Jonathan Neff, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Montana

10:15-10:45 a.m.    
Break and Networking

10:45-11:15 a.m.    
Introduction to Ransomware & Cybersecurity Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.        Phishing Exercises Facilitated discussion/breakout exercise
12-12:45 p.m.    Lunch and Networking
12:45-1:30 p.m.    Ransomware Exercises Facilitated discussion/breakout exercise
1:30-2 p.m.    Wrapping Up the Workshop Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, Internet2

Registration Details

The two-day workshop is free but registration is required. Registration is open through Monday, August 15, 2022. The MS-CC is utilizing Internet2’s event registration system.

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Hotel Recommendations

The workshop will be held at the Sherry McDonald Room in the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on the campus of Salish Kootenai College located at 58138 US-93, Pablo, Mont., 59855.

Should you be in need of overnight accommodations, the recommended hotels for workshop participants that are within close proximity to Salish Kootenai College are:

Please contact the hotels directly to inquire about their daily rates and book your reservation.

Reimbursement

As an MS-CC member, we will be able to reimburse reasonable travel and lodging expenses related to workshop attendance. After your registration is processed you will receive additional information via email about the expense reimbursement process. 

Not an MS-CC member? Becoming a member is simple, quick, easy – and free! Fill out the form, join the mailing list, and stay informed about upcoming meetings and activities. 

Membership in the MS-CC helps us create a vibrant community of practice where peers can collaborate and support one another, and build a coalition to advocate for their needs as a community. 

What Workshop Participants Can Expect

The two-day workshop agenda is designed around two themes: Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity. The workshop program includes keynote presentations, panel discussions with cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity leaders, facilitated group discussions, and hands-on learning opportunities, including access to open-source security tools and documented best practices for campus infrastructure. 

Informal networking opportunities provide you with opportunities to meet and build connections with your peers and cybersecurity professionals and leadership from regional and national non-profit organizations supporting the research and education community in the U.S.

Read 5 Reasons to Join Us at the MS-CC Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Cyberinfrastructure Workshops. We share the top five reasons you should join us for the cyberinfrastructure and ransomware security workshop. 

COVID-19 Information

The COVID-19 situation in the United States is fluid, and we continue to monitor developments that may impact attendees for the MS-CC Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshop. In order to stay current, check this page periodically leading up to the workshop.

Workshop participants will need to abide by Salish Kootenai College’s COVID-19 guidelines as outlined on their website. 

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