With the explosion of digital and IoT underway on campuses, institutions are at even greater risk of cybersecurity threats merely due to everyday vulnerabilities they are exposed to on the Internet. The BCNET Security Working Group recognized the existence of cybersecurity threats and agreed there is a common need for a reliable shared vulnerability scanning service. They choose a market-leading solution called Nessus Professional Scanning service, deployed by millions of users worldwide to help institutions identify vulnerabilities, policy-violating configurations and malware that attackers use to penetrate networks. In this session, BCNET will share some background of the collaborative NEW and FREE service offering. They will cover the benefits of using vulnerability scanning, how it works and share why Nessus is a viable solution for institutions. You will here some member use cases and testimonials about the benefits of using Nessus. This is a great opportunity to ask lots of questions about the service.


George Jones

Director, Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Justice Institute of British Columbia


Hugh Burley

Manager of Information Security/Information Security Officer, Thompson Rivers University/BCNET


Ivor Mackay

Manager, Information Technology, BCNET


Rossilyne tan

Systems Analyst, BCNET