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OmniSOC Year 3 Virtual Event
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February 24–26, 2021

To celebrate OmniSOC’s third year of operations and our initiative to open OmniSOC membership to all members of the higher education and research community, OmniSOC conducted a three-day virtual event February 24–26, 2021. Over 124 higher education and research professionals representing over 90 schools and research organizations attended this event that featured internal discussions with founding and current members, our lead technology partner Elastic, and content for potential new members and the larger higher education and research community. This event used the Whova platform and consists of a mixture of talks, panels, demos, and an OmniSOC “virtual tour.” Extensive breaks were planned between sessions to reduce Zoom fatigue.

Dates/times (all times Eastern):
  • Wednesday, February 24:  9:30am–4pm
  • Thursday, February 25: 9:30am–4pm
  • Friday, February 26: 1pm–3:30pm
Selected panels and presentations:
  • Welcome and the state of OmniSOC – with Rob Lowden, CIO Indiana University and Von Welch, Executive Director, OmniSOC.
  • A SOC supporting scientific research: initial lessons and insights from the ResearchSOC experience – with David Halstead, CIO, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and Susan Sons, Deputy Director, ResearchSOC.
  • Cybersecurity as we emerge from the pandemic: restoring and evolving
    – features OmniSOC BTAA Founding Member CIOs and hosted by Kim Milford, Executive Director, REN-ISAC.
  • OmniSOC infrastructure and threat hunting: how OmniSOC stalks threats
  • Leveraging OmniSOC and existing cybersecurity staff -with OmniSOC Founding Member CISOs, hosted by Andrew Korty, CISO, Indiana University.
  • Elastic update: new and current powerful features for threat hunting – Presented by the Elastic Team.
  • Research opportunities with OmniSOC and ResearchSOC data – with Anita Nikolich, University of Illinois; Sagar Samtani, Indiana University; Jay Shanchieh, Rochester Institute of Technology; and hosted by Inna Kouper, Indiana University.
  • Closing remarks and a look to the future – with Von Welch, Indiana University;  Robert C. Owen, CIO Santa Clara University; and Kristen Dietiker, CISO Santa Clara University.


Listed presentations were free and open to all members of the higher education and research community.

This event used Whova as its platform and is managed by IU Event Services. If you don’t have a Whova account, you will create one during registration.  There is no charge to create or use a Whova account.