So Ya Wanna Be a CISO

Tuesday, May 05 | 10:15AM–11:15AM | Conrad B, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
With security leaders leaving the ranks of higher ed for lucrative positions in the private sector, security leadership opportunities in universities will continue to become available. But do you really want to be a CISO, or do you simply want the fame and fortune? This panel's members will review their paths to the security "corner office" and then discuss its rewards, challenges, and surprises in order to give up-and-coming security leaders ideas on what to expect in a CISO position, what to demand and what they'll likely get, and how to recognize when it may be time to move on.

OUTCOMES: Understand career paths for university CISOs * Learn how three distinctive CISOs pursued the security "corner office" * Leave with a better idea of what a CISO does and how to become one


  • Mike Carr

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of Kentucky
  • Matt Junod

    Manager of Information Security, The University of Toledo