The CISO as a Shared Resource

Wednesday, April 11 | 11:00AM–12:00PM ET | Maryland Ballroom E, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Franklin and Marshall College and Susquehanna University have a sustained shared services agreement for a shared CISO. The consortium exists to make the best use of limited resources and is a platform which has been leveraged for additional initiatives. The shared model brings the benefits of having a veteran senior staff member, with part-time presence and significantly reduced cost, to each institution. Additional benefits include an understanding of the culture to promote information security directives, insight into the competing priorities for funding and staff bandwidth, responsibility for policy and initiatives, and an additional pair of hands to contribute to the technical work.

Outcomes: Understand how the model works in terms of budgeting, scheduling, and contractual relationships * Learn how to share an appropriate set of core priorities between institutions with different service delivery strategies * Understand how a uniform and consistent shared resource repository has to evolve and adapt to something far from uniform and consistent


  • Alan Bowen

    Chief Information Security Officer, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Mark Huber

  • Heidi Rampp

    Vice President & CIO, Franklin & Marshall College

Resources & Downloads

  • CISO as a shared resource for SPC

    7 MB, pptx - Updated on 10/25/2018