Ensuring cybersecurity to protect university IP assets

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The U.S. government recently identified cybersecurity as “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,” and the threats are equally severe in countries across the globe.

With the growing volume and sophistication of cyberattacks, a new level of effort and expertise is required to protect sensitive and confidential information related to your university’s IP assets. Cybercriminals, competitors and even disgruntled employees are releasing sensitive information, taking intellectual property to competitors and engaging in online fraud. There are millions of dollars at stake associated with your IP’s protection, as well as your university’s reputation, future research opportunities and industry partnerships.

Even as universities redouble their efforts to “lock down” sensitive information, malicious attacks often outpace security patches. So what can you do to safeguard your trade secrets and IP?

Baker Tilly, Technology Transfer Tactics and Industry-Sponsored Research Management have teamed up to offer this critically important webinar.

Join Mike Cullen, Baker Tilly’s higher education and research institution cybersecurity and IT leader, as he provides a crash course on cyber threats and solutions focused on protecting your valuable intellectual property. Here’s a brief look at the agenda:

  • Identifying and mitigating data breach threats from “bad actor” countries, hackers, competitors and more
  •  How to secure data and confidential information between internal and external entities
  • Training essentials for:
    • Researchers
    • TTOs
    • Sponsored research departments
  • How to ensure security from research partners:
    • Government agencies
    • Funding partners
    • Attorney offices
    • Startup executive teams
  • Complying with federal sponsors’ regulations
  • How federal security regulations impact your research contracts

Meet the presenter:

Mike Cullen
Senior Manager – Risk, Internal Audit & Cybersecurity
CISA, CISSP, CIPP/US

CPE and CLE credit are offered for this webinar.