By Larrisa Beth Turner
While thousands of IT professionals, including a handful of UIT employees, attend this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC19) in Denver, Stacy Vincent will be on the front lines of SCinet, helping to protect the network security of her colleagues, attendees, vendors, exhibitors, and resources through state-of-the-art solutions.
Vincent, a data security analyst for UIT’s Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) team in the Information Security Office, was recently named one of the seven women selected for the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program. Nearly 30 had applied.
“We are thrilled that Stacy has this amazing opportunity. This is a huge honor for her, and for the university, to be a recipient of the WINS scholarship,” said GRC Associate Director Trevor Long, who noted Vincent is an integral part of his team. “Not only will she learn a lot, she will definitely contribute to the effort, too. That is Stacy’s nature, to make a difference.”
She joins the network security team, mentored by Soledad Toledano, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Patrick Storm, of the Texas Advanced Computing Center.
Leading up to and during the conference, Vincent will work with the world’s top network and software engineers to create SCinet — SC19’s dedicated high-capacity network infrastructure — using state-of-the-art and prototype equipment. Her team will be responsible for filtering harmful network traffic, detecting and preventing compromised systems, and mitigating the effects of compromised systems, according to a SC19 blog post about the selection of the WINS scholars.
Read more about Vincent’s selection and the WINS program.