Did You Level Up At The Summit?
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Merit Network held a Security Summit in Ann Arbor, MI.
The day-long event featured expert presentations by Merit Members and cybersecurity professionals, allowing attendees to gain a better understanding of cybersecurity trends and how to improve the security posture of their organizations.
Merit Community Members are encouraged to view or revisit presentation abstracts and download select slideshows from the summit agenda below.

Event Details
October 14, 2015
Cybersecurity & IT Professionals
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

Kevin Fu
Chief Scientist of Virta Labs, Inc.
Kevin Fu is credited for establishing the field of medical device security beginning with the 2008 IEEE paper on defibrillator security. Kevin is Chief Scientist of Virta Labs, Inc. and Associate Professor in EECS at the University of Michigan where he directs the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security and the Security and Privacy Research Group (SPQR).

Kevin has testified in the House and Senate on matters of information security and has written commissioned work on trustworthy medical device software for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He is member of NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, the CRA Computing Community Consortium Council, and the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy. He was named MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovator of the Year. Kevin served as program chair of USENIX Security during a period of unprecedented growth. He co-chairs the AAMI Working Group on Medical Device Security. He served as a visiting scientist at the Food & Drug Administration, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, Microsoft Research, and MIT CSAIL. Fu received his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from MIT.

Josephine Wolff
Faculty Associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology faculty in the public policy and computing security departments, as well as a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She researches cybersecurity policy with an emphasis on the social and political dimensions of defending against security incidents.

Currently, she is working on a project about a series of cybersecurity incidents over the course of the past decade, tracing their economic and legal aftermath and their impact on the current state of technical, social, and political lines of defense. Her writing has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, Scientific American, The New Republic, Newsweek, and The New York Times Opinionator blog. She received her PhD from MIT and also holds an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT, as well as an A.B. in mathematics from Princeton University.

Mike Hindelang
Commercial Litigator of Honigman Business Law Firm
Mike Hindelang is a commercial litigator Honigman Business Law Firm with substantial experience in the securities, corporate governance and corporate investigations arenas and in high-stakes cases where significant monetary amounts or prominent reputations have been implicated. Mr. Hindelang also advises business entities on data security issues, including responding to data breach incidents, and leads privacy litigation matters. He counsels on information management issues, including e-discovery planning and records retention, in both litigation and non-litigation settings. Mr. Hindelang is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Cybersecurity Legal Task Force as well as a co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security Committee of its Litigation Section.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Wayne State University, and a J.D. cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. Mr. Hindelang has been recognized as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers since 2008.


8:00-9:00 a.m.


9:00-9:10 a.m.
Room 101
Welcome & Introduction
Joe Sawasky, Merit Network

9:10-10:00 a.m.
Room 101
Medical Device Security
Kevin Fu, Virta Labs, Inc

10:00-10:15 a.m.

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Room 101
Quick and Dirty Cybersecurity-Things Your SMB Can Do Tomorrow
G.W. Ray Davidson, PhD, Threat Intelligence Specialist

Room 105
So You Want to Take Credit Cards-Data Security Standard
(PCI -DSS 101)
Doug Cox, University of Michigan

Room 128
Ensuring Security for Data in Transit
Todd Bundy, ADVA Optical Networking

11:00-11:15 a.m.

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.
Room 101
Merit’s Security Cabinet
Bob Stovall and Graydon Krapohl, Merit Network

Room 105
A Platform Approach to Cybersecurity
Greg Kreiling, Palo Alto Networks via AmeriNet

Room 128
Cloud Security
Patrick Hayes, Above Security and Diane Smith, ChoiceCyber

Room 130
Bulletproof Android
Godfrey Nolan, RIIS LLC

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

12:45 – 12:55 p.m.

12:55 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 101
Identifying and Responding to Data Breaches
Michael Hindelang, Honigman Business Law

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

2:10 – 2:50 p.m.
Room 101
Lightning Round
A rapid-fire discussion about a list of key issues in cybersecurity.

2:50 – 3:00 p.m.

3:00-3:45 p.m.
Room 101
Exploring the Michigan Cyber Range
Zak Montville, Merit Network

Room 105
Cyber Insurance 101
Stew Nelson, Kapnick Insurance Group

Room 128
Software Defined Networking and Security
Oliver Schuermann, Juniper Networks

Room 130
The Security Roadmap: Understanding the Opportunities with Vendors, Certifications and Courses
William Jones, New Horizons

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room 101
Defense-in-Depth in Practice: Understanding When More Computer Security is Less
Josephine Wolff, Rochester Institute of Technology

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