CERIAS Security Seminar: Public Sector Cyber Security 2020: Challenges and Rewards

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
April 22, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
STEW G52 (Suite 050B), West Lafayette Campus


Bruce Coffing
City of Chicago

Abstract: Work in the public sector differs from that in the private sector in ways that on the one hand present challenges unique to public sector work but also sometimes produce unexpected rewards also unique to public sector work.  Mr. Coffing will share some of his experiences gained over the last eighteen months leading cybersecurity for the nation’s third largest municipality as well as over the course of a 25+ year career in information technology and cyber security.

About: Bruce Coffing is an information security professional with over twenty-five years industry experience in information technology and cyber security.  He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Chicago.  Prior to joining the City of Chicago, Mr. Coffing held information security positions at Bank of America and at consulting firm Accenture.  Mr. Coffing holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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