So You Wanna Be a CISO? Understanding the Skills, Pathways, and Professional Development to Get You There

Thursday, October 27 | 4:30PM–5:20PM | Meeting Room 210A/B, Level Two
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
EDUCAUSE conducted extensive research on the role of the higher education CISO in 2016, focusing on leadership development; skills and abilities; and mentoring and professional development case studies. In this session, panelists will paint a picture of the skills, leadership pathways, and professional development opportunities available to aspiring CISOs.

Outcomes: Understand contemporary CISO leadership and technical skills *Understand CISO professional development opportunities *Understand CISO career pathways


  • Cathy Bates

    Senior Principal and Associate Partner, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Eden Dahlstrom

    Vice President, EDUCAUSE
  • Tammy Loper

    Vice President, Information Technology & Security, The University of Tampa
  • Sean Sweeney

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of Pittsburgh

Resources & Downloads

  • So You Wanna Be A CISOUnderstanding the Skills Pathways Professional Development to Get You Thereslides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024