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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento
January 15, 2008

Computer security tops upcoming seminar

Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will present a seminar featuring experts on hardware, software, Internet and network security issues from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the University Union’s Foothill Suite.

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will include experts from the government, private and military sectors. Colleen Pedroza, California’s information security officer, will welcome participants. Speakers and topics include:

  • Ned Allison, president of the ISSA Sacramento Valley Chapter (professional issues and certification);
  • Rick Burke, information security officer for Defense Microelectronics Activity Center (DOD issues in cyber security);
  • Martin Nicholes, hardware security expert/ Firmware architect (importance of security standards and building security into computer hardware);
  • Lee Vigue, chief information security officer, Legislative Data Center (information security career paths including computer forensics, network security, and disaster recovery);
  • Walter Kendricks, information security officer for the California Highway Patrol, (vulnerability assessments, information security architecture, ISO roles and responsibilities); and
  • Scott Saunders, information security officer for SMUD, (security awareness and risk management).

Parking permits are available at the information kiosks at both campus entrances, and participants are asked to park in Lot 4, which is adjacent to the University Union.

For more information, contact Cici Mattiuzzi, director, Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Career Services Office or visit For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.  


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