So You Wanna Be a Higher Ed CISO? Understanding What It Takes to Get There and Stay - Sponsored by Spirion

Wednesday, May 03 | 11:30am - 12:30pm MT | Colorado Ballroom A-F, Lower Level 2
Session Type: General Session
Delivery Format: General Session
Being a higher education CISO is not for the fainthearted. Supporting the teaching, learning, and research missions of academic institutions is both challenging and rewarding. In this interactive session, established higher ed CISOs will explore the state of higher education risk management and information security programs and probe the skills, leadership pathways, and career opportunities available as higher education information security programs continue to evolve.


  • Joshua Beeman

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tina Thorstenson

    Assistant Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Arizona State University
  • Cathy Hubbs

    Chief Information Security Officer, American University
  • Randy Marchany

    University IT Security Officer, Virginia Tech
  • Neal Fisch

    Information Security Officer, Dir. Enterprise Services & Security, California State University, Channel Islands