Information Security Leadership: Trends, Perceptions, and Future Directions

Wednesday, April 20 | 10:15AM–11:45AM | Vashon, San Juan Level, Third Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
It should be a priority for leaders in higher education to make sure that the CISO position is successful and effective. Having an effective information security leader who can address emerging security issues, communicate with top stakeholders, and establish and maintain an effective security program is essential. This interactive discussion session will look at trends affecting the CISO and how the position is perceived, how it's evolving, and roles that are unique to it.

OUTCOMES: Discuss the current landscape affecting CISOs in higher education * Learn about the shift in security leadership from traditionally operational to strategic * Understand the necessary roles and skills for successful information security leadership


  • Cathy Bates

    Senior Principal and Associate Partner, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Neal Fisch

  • Tammy Loper

    Vice President, Information Technology & Security, The University of Tampa
  • Theresa Semmens

    Chief Information Security Officer, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Eric Smith

    Chief Technologist and CISO

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