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HUB Fall Speaker Series kicks off Sept. 15 with Anish Bhimani

September 10, 2010

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

Anish Bhimani, managing director and chief information risk officer with JPMorgan Chase & Co., will kick off the HUB 2010 Fall Speaker Series on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science and CASE, as part of the EECS/CASE Colloquium.

bhimaniBhimani’s presentation, “Trends and Concerns in Enterprise Information Security,” will begin at 1 p.m. in room 4-201 of the Center for Science and Technology and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

The landscape of technology in corporate environments is dramatically changing. While new technologies create exciting opportunities for organizations that embrace them, those same organizations are faced with an exponentially growing list of threats, both externally and internally. Bhimani will speak about the major trends in information security in 2010 and 2011, and how one company is evolving its traditional approaches to information security to address this changing threat. His presentation will also explore some of the emerging technology trends, such as virtualization, smart phones and cloud computing, and how they are changing the way companies look at information security.

Bhimani is managing director and chief information risk officer for JPMorgan Chase. In this role, he has global responsibility for ensuring the security and resiliency of the firm’s computing environment, and supports the firm’s corporate risk management program. He also participates in the firm’s technology governance board.

He was selected as Information Security Executive of the Year for 2008 by the Executive Alliance, and named to Bank Technology News’ Top Innovators of 2008 list for his novel approach to information risk management.

Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Bhimani served as a senior member of the Enterprise Resilience practice in Booz Allen Hamilton, helping Fortune 100 companies improve the resiliency of their infrastructure. Prior to that, Bhimani served as senior vice president and chief technology officer of Global Integrity Corporation (an SAIC company) and Predictive Systems. During his tenure at Global Integrity, he also led the team that developed the Financial Services ISAC. Earlier in his career, Bhimani worked in the Security & Fraud Reduction practice at Bell Communications Research.

Bhimani has written numerous articles, and has lectured around the world on topics related to information security. He is the co-author of “Internet Security for Business” (Wiley & Sons, 1996), and is a U.S. patent holder. He is a graduate of Brown University and Carnegie Mellon University.

About the Collaboration
In June 2007, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Syracuse University established a unique corporate-university collaboration and joint venture. The purpose of the collaboration is to develop education and work experience innovations in the area of financial services information technology, leveraging each other’s knowledge and expertise in the building of a best in class curriculum for entry-level technologists and to collaborate on projects of joint interest that provide value to both organizations and to society. The expanded collaboration, called The HUB, was launched in 2009 to include other companies and universities. For more information about the collaboration, visit www.globaltechhub.org.

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.0 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

About CASE
CASE, a New York State-supported Center of Advanced Technology (CAT), combines traditional academic strengths in research and education to promote strong university-industry interaction, with an emphasis on providing increased economic impact to the State’s companies. The center works with over 60 companies nationwide leveraging $1 million in annual state investment with required $1.25 million in matching funds from New York State industries. The center’s total economic impact for the last fiscal year was equally significant, valued at $78 million and resulted in the creation of 78 new jobs and 41 jobs retained.

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