Do You Know Where Your Data Is? – When Your University Moves its Data Center into the Cloud

Everyone is promoting the benefits of moving to the cloud. However, security is often left out of the conversation. Can you move your data and services to the cloud and still sleep soundly at night? Yes, you can. However, it takes the same creativity and openness to new ideas used in moving to the cloud to secure it! The goal of this session is to stimulate discussion around the risks vs benefits of moving to the cloud and how to manage that risk in a world of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.


Jason Williams
Director of Information Security and Compliance
University of Notre Dame

Jason Williams is the Director of Information Security and Compliance at the University of Notre Dame and is a Concurrent Assistant Teaching Professor in the Mendoza College of Business. Over the last 4 years Notre Dame has operated its “Cloud First” program, moving over 80% of its services to the cloud, giving Jason and his security team firsthand experience protecting the University’s data in the cloud. Jason has his master’s degree in National Security and Information Protection from the University of New Haven and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Jason has been at Notre Dame for 9 years.