Disaster Recovery: CISO Succession Planning

Thursday, May 02 | 10:45AM–11:30AM CT | Nicollet Ballroom D, First Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
If your Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)–or any security team member–decides to leave the institution, this creates challenges to maintain stability and direction. This panel discussion explores the complexities of leadership transitions in information security, emphasizing succession planning for CISOs and other leaders in higher education. Drawing on real-world experiences, panelists delve into identifying, nurturing, and retaining talent capable of leading strategic security programs in the dynamic academic environment. Key discussion points include comprehensive succession strategies, cultivating a culture of leadership development, extending trusted relationships, and advancing diversity and inclusion in the infosec leadership pipeline. Participants gain practical insights into the pivotal role of succession planning for sustaining institutional growth, fostering innovation, and ensuring seamless continuity in information security leadership within higher education.


  • Charron Andrus

    Associate Chief Information Security Officer, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jodi Ito

    CISO, University of Hawaii System Office
  • Randy Marchany

    University IT Security Officer, Virginia Tech
  • Valerie Vogel

    Senior Strategic Consultant, Vantage Technology Consulting Group

Resources & Downloads

  • Disaster Recovery CISO Succession Planning Presentation Slides

    Updated on 4/24/2024