Brian Lesser

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Chief Information Officer, Ryerson University

Brian is Ryerson University’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). Since 1995, he has held several positions at Ryerson including manager, academic computing and assistant director, application development and support. Brian helped lead Ryerson’s move to Google Apps for Education and the renewal of the university’s online learning tools. He also helped develop Ryerson’s first identity management system, establish Ryerson’s e-learning support team and is a founding member of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) steering committee.


Wednesday, October 2 at 10:30 AM – Securing the Academy

It’s become a cliché to say that cybersecurity is a team sport, but this session will bring the cliché to life by highlighting three collaborative higher education cybersecurity projects. You’ll learn about the goals, status and intended outcomes of the Joint Security Project, the NREN SIEM Security Project, the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre Project, and the CUCCIO benchmarking project, together with a view of how these initiatives complement each other and set the stage for future collaborative cybersecurity projects among the higher education community.