Information Security Day

ISD 2013 Calendar

If you'd like a reminder of how to be your own hero on a daily basis, click on the image below to download as a PDF. You can also pick up a hard copy, in the form of an 11x17" desk calendar poster; just contact IRT: Information Security Services, or come visit us in our new home at 3172 Porter Drive.

ISD 2011

Information Security Day 2011 happened on Wednesday, Nov. 9. It was the second annual event, and another success. A major theme forthe 2011 event was social networking and personal security. Here's what you missed if you weren't there:


Welcoming remarks
Henry J. Lowe, MD - Senior Associate Dean, IRT


Welcoming remarks
Philip A. Pizzo, MD - Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine


Security in Social Networking
Keynote speakerGreg Hoglund, CEO, HBGary

(You can watch his 2010 keynote address, below.)


Social Media and Personal Information Security
Special Agent Enoch Laudie, FBI


CAP (Community Academic Profiles)
Don Mitchell & Michael Halaas, IRT

CAP is Stanford School of Medicine's very own secure social network, which is just now expanding to include staff. Come learn the ins and outs of this new and useful tool.


Managing Your Mobile Devices
Ellen Amsel, IRT Information Security Services
Learn more about using MDM (Mobile Device Management) and other best security practices with your mobile devices, making it easy to be your own hero.

About the First Information Security Day (Nov. 3, 2010):

On November 3rd, 2010, in the brand-new Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, IRT held the first School of Medicine Information Security Day, organized by Ellen Amsel and Information Security Services. Our goal was to educate the School of Medicine community about good computer security practices, in a friendly and accessible way. With engaging speakers, fabulous prizes, and something like 150 attendees, the event was a big success.

Dean Pizzo and Senior Associate Dean Lowe graciously took time out of their busy schedules to lend their support to the event, and we hosted other speakers on topics ranging from the simple principles behind computer security at home and office (brought to you by the FBI), to iPad and iPhone security measures (courtesy of Apple Inc.), to our keynote address: an illustration of a potential cyber attack on a hospital network. To contribute to the convivial atmosphere, we served snacks, held raffles, and gave away prizes all day.

If you missed Information Security Day in 2010, or if you'd just like a refresher, see below for descriptions, links and videos from the day's events.


Welcoming remarks
Henry J. Lowe, MD - Senior Associate Dean, IRT
Todd Ferris - Privacy Officer, Stanford School of Medicine


"Encryption at Stanford"
Joe Zertuche, IRT Information Security Services

Joe's presentation detailed the very practical reasons that Stanford requires encryption, the kinds of information that need to be encrypted, and the resources you can seek out in order to encrypt your own computer.


"Anatomy of a Hospital Cyber Attack"
Keynote speakerGreg Hoglund, CEO, HBGary

Using spear-phishing and other relatively simple cyberattack methods, today’s sophisticated cybercriminals can easily access  confidential patient records and other critical information at healthcare organizations. Hospitals in particular are at great risk for security breaches, not just because they store personal identifiable information, but also because they rely upon technology to keep people alive.

In his presentation, HBGary CEO and Founder Greg Hoglund illustrated how a potential widespread cyber terrorist attack could affect a healthcare organization, and provided an overview of important security steps healthcare professionals need to take to better ensure the security of their organization.



Welcoming remarks
Philip A. Pizzo, MD - Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine


"How to Secure Your iPhone and iPad"
Wyn Davies, Apple Inc.

Wyn Davies is a Senior Systems Engineer at Apple Inc, and works as a liason between Apple and Stanford University; his presentation outlined iPad and iPhone security protocols, including built-in security measures, and how to use them to best effect.



"How to Protect Yourself at Work and at Home"
Presented by the FBI

Special Agent Laudie gave an entertaining presentation about the underlying common-sense concepts of good computer security, and the best principles to adopt in your own security practices, whether at work or at home.


"Understanding Stanford's Data Classification"
Robert Zeien, IRT Information Security Services

Robert gave a presentation outlining Stanford's Data Classification requirements, which define what kinds of information need what level of protection.

More On Information Security Day

Some links to topics we've covered before on information security day: