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22nd Colloquium

Establishing Partnerships for Workforce Development

  • Concluded
  • June 12, 2018
  • 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Acadian I & II

My presentation will discuss opportunities for developing local, regional or national collaborations that focus on cybersecurity education and career pipeline. The examples listed below are two recent examples that UMass Lowell completed that included developing new curriculum and building key relationships.


Larry Wilson, CISA, CISSP

Larry Wilson is the Chief Information Security Officer for the University of Massachusetts President's Office. In this role, Larry is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing compliance with the UMASS Information Security Policy and Written Information Security Plan (WISP). In addition to designing a cybersecurity program for the University, Larry has developed and delivered cybersecurity training at multiple industry events, workshops, training venues, etc. This includes his role as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Massachusetts in the Computer Science Department. Courses include Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program, The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Foundations and Practitioners courses, The NIST 800-171 Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Non-Federal Systems, The CIS Controls, etc.

Larry also provides consulting services to mid-sized and large enterprises. The consulting focuses mainly on designing and building cybersecurity programs based on The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the CIS Critical Controls. He has completed DoD projects based on the NIST 800-=53 standard.

Prior to joining UMASS, Larry was the Vice President, Network Security Manager at State Street. In this role he was responsible for selecting, implementing and overseeing an engineering staff who managed network security technologies / tools including vulnerability scanning, network firewalls, intrusion detection, remote access technologies, security event management tools, etc. The State Street Cybersecurity Program is based on ISO 27002:2013 Code of Practice.

Larry's industry experience includes IT audit manager for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) consulting practice. In this role he managed a staff responsible for developing and completing a Sarbanes Oxley compliance audit for MasterCard International. Larry's team focused on the application level controls and general computer controls for information technology services that were implemented and managed from the MasterCard data center in St. Louis.

Larry has been the recipient of several awards including SANS Person who made a difference in Cybersecurity, 2013; ISE (Information Security Executives) Finalist for Executive of the Year for North America, 2013; and Security Magazine Most Influential People in Cybersecurity, 2016. The University of Massachusetts Cybersecurity program won the 2013 ISE Information Security Program of the Year for Higher Education & Government Category and was a finalist again in 2016.

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:10

The Colloquium recognizes that the protection of information and infrastructures that are used to create, store, process, and communicate information is vital to business continuity and security. The Colloquium's goal is to work together to define current and emerging requirements for information assurance education and to influence and encourage the development and expansion of information assurance curricula, especially at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


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