How to Protect Against Information Security Breaches Tackled at Workshops

The campus community is invited to learn about information security breaches and how to protect homes and businesses against them at a two-day workshop. From Strategy to Reality: Securing the Converged Enterprise will be offered April 11-12 in the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor Room.    

The workshop is hosted by the division of Instructional & Information Technology along with IP3 Inc., the nations leader in Information Assurance and Information Security education and research.

“This workshop reflects our continued commitment to, and leadership role in, providing high quality information assurance education and training,” says Dan Manson, a Computer Information Systems (CIS) professor and interim information security officer who helped initiate the workshop. “We hope to continue this type of collaborative effort for future events.”

The Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency recently honored the university's CIS department with the designation National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2005-2008.

Cal Poly Pomona is the only California State University with that designation, and one of only four institutions in the state, along with Stanford University, University of California Davis and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.

IP3 Chief Executive Officer Ken Kousky says, “Cal Poly Pomona is committed to bringing vital educational programs to the local market, and our IT security seminar perfectly complements their commitment.  Working with Cal Poly Pomona is a tremendous opportunity. With cyber security a top issue for U.S. corporations and government, information technology education is critical.”

IP3's workshop provides a balance of theory and real-case scenarios demonstrating how security systems have been breached and what solutions are out there to prevent it from happening to your business or organization.    

From Strategy to Reality: Securing the Converged Enterprise explores the latest critical security items such as the NIST Guidelines to help Federal agencies fortify their systems, SANS/FBI Top 20 Vulnerabilities and the President's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. In addition, the workshop addresses the top five IT security challenges identified by corporate security managers: multi-vendor integration, wireless device security, spam, internal theft of intellectual property, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, along with cryptography, PKI, mobile computing security and digital rights management.  

Cost to attend this workshop is $895. A limited number of free registrations for faculty, staff and students are available. For more information, contact Manson at (909) 869-3244 or by e-mail at

For course outline, registration information and event location information for this intensive two-day overview on the latest security vulnerabilities and technologies, visit