Since I serve on the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference Program Committee, I am sure none of my readers mind the following shameless plug:

The annual Security Professionals Conference, sponsored by the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force, brings together information security professionals, IT staff, and others from across the higher education community to help improve IT security and effectively address privacy issues at institutions of higher education. The Security 2009 conference, "Safeguarding Our IT Assets, Protecting Our Community's Privacy," will focus on privacy and security topics that cut across the information assurance measures of people, process, and technology. The conference will include keynote speakers, pre- and postconference seminars; corporate displays; and sessions that address privacy and security topics in the areas of management and operations, policy and compliance, and technology. View resources from past conferences at

If you work in higher education, make sure that you visit the conference! It is one of the best conferences I have ever attended with much information targeting the higher ed audience.