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U of M hosts announcement of new national cybersecurity guidelines

Guidelines to assist business and government leaders in building a more resilient IT infrastructure

May 8, 2014

Media note: To schedule an interview with Ron Ross, contact Evelyn Brown at o) 301-975-5661, c) 240-620-7011, or . To schedule an interview with University of Minnesota cybersecurity expert Gopal Khanna, contact Rhonda Zurn at .

Who:     National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) official Ron Ross and local cybersecurity experts from academia and industry; meeting is not open to the general public
What:    Announcement of new national cybersecurity guidelines
When:   Announcement: Tuesday, May 13, 7:30-9 a.m.; Scheduled media interviews: 9-11 a.m.
Where:  McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL (05/08/2014) – The increasingly disruptive nature of cyber attacks on our nation’s businesses and government calls for a stronger, more defensible, and survivable IT infrastructure that can operate effectively in an environment of crippling cyber threats and remain resilient when such threats occur.

To meet this goal, Ron Ross, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and his team have been writing computer security guidelines for the federal government for more than a decade. These guidelines are closely connected to the economic and national security interests of our nation.

Ross will present his newest publication at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, May 13, that provides significant recommendations for improving the quality of the component products, systems, and services that are part of the IT infrastructure, impacting all business sectors. These guidelines are designed to assist business leaders and government officials to build a more resilient IT infrastructure for their respective organizations.

The event is hosted by the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute in the University’s College of Science and Engineering.

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