The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Kelley Misata - Sightline Security

Students: Spring 2024, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

Results from the Field: Cybersecurity in Nonprofits and Why it Matters

Nov 04, 2020

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The last time you gave to a favorite charity, did you think about their cybersecurity? Do you sit on the board of a nonprofit? Are nonprofits using your cybersecurity solutions? The "wild" of the Internet and continually evolving threat landscape force nonprofits to defend themselves against intrusion and cyber-attacks. Breaking down the myths and assumptions about nonprofits' cybersecurity, this session spotlights approaches and exciting results from local nonprofit organizations of all sizes. Join us with your favorite nonprofit in mind and walk away with new information about this overlook business sector and why it matters.

About the Speaker

Kelley Misata

Dr. Kelley Misata is a cyber and information security executive with 15+ years of experience in strategic initiatives, business development, community and customer growth, marketing, and communications. Today, Dr. Misata is the Founder and CEO of Sightline Security, a security start-up missioned to helping underserved enterprises and community sectors. She is also the President and Executive Director of The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), a nonprofit organization that owns and manages the open-source network security technology, Suricata. Her leadership experience with both Sightline and OISF, combined with her past role as Communications Director at The Tor Project, allows Dr. Misata to use her expertise in bringing complex cyber and information security principles to a wide array of business sectors and audiences. A business-minded researcher with a groundbreaking dissertation in nonprofits' information security, she continually draws on current trends and conversations in information security and privacy to create strategies that intersect people, process, and technology. Dr. Misata holds a Ph.D. in Information Security from Purdue University, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Bentley University, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Westfield University.

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