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RESOLUTION No. ___



Introduced by: Klinker, Micon, Brown T, Lehe


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        A RESOLUTION recognizing the Center for Education and Research Information Assurance and Security.
    

    Whereas, The Center for Education and Research Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University was founded in 1998 and is widely recognized as the world's foremost academic center of excellence on issues of information security and privacy;

    Whereas, CERIAS has been organized as a multidisciplinary center at Purdue University with over 100 affiliated faculty, staff, and graduate students on Purdue campuses interacting with business, industry, government, and other academic institutions to conduct research into privacy, trusted communities, computer and network protection,

e-commerce safety, cybercrime prevention and investigation, computer-based terrorism, and national defense;

    Whereas, CERIAS has succeeded in having the week of March 20 to 26 proclaimed Indiana Information Security Week to bring attention to the threats posed by information security and privacy challenges;

    Whereas, This public awareness initiative will feature the 7th Annual CERIAS Information Security Research Symposium during the week of March 20 with a focus on the formation of trust and issues of privacy, security, and risk;

    Whereas, This initiative's emphasis on medical information and public safety/emergency management will include coordination with Purdue's e-Enterprise Center conference, featuring presentations by the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue and the Purdue Homeland Security Institute as well as a workshop on avian flu;

    Whereas, CERIAS will address best practices for reporting and investigating cyber crime activities by hosting a Coordinated Computer Incident Response workshop in Fort Wayne during this week;

    Whereas, Invited guests and speakers will include experts and officials from the state of Indiana and across the nation to discuss and consider information assurance issues of significance to citizens and the public, private, and nonprofit sectors;

    Whereas, The Indiana Information Security Awareness Initiative is a continuing effort to advance the practice of information assurance and security so that Indiana citizens and businesses benefit from the safe use of information technology tools, and so that Indiana is acknowledged as a national resource for study and information about information assurance and security; and

    Whereas, Indiana Information Security Week's efforts to raise awareness will include the identification of issues arising from new patterns of technology usage, the provision of

information and resources to agencies, business leaders, and organizations to increase the security and privacy compliance skills of those who engage in a variety of online activities, and the provision of information and assistance to public decision makers for use in developing appropriate security policies and legislation: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives supports CERIAS in proclaiming the week of March 20 to 26 as Indiana Information Security Week to bring attention to the threats posed by information security and privacy challenges and encourages the organization to continue to seek answers to the problems of security in the twenty-first century and beyond.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to the Center for Education and Research Information Assurance and Security.


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HR 1581/DI 84

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