Privilege Escalation: CISO to CIO, an After-Action Review

Thursday, June 04 | 3:45PM–4:50PM ET
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: General Session

In this session, experienced CISOs who joined the CIO ranks will share their lessons learned, why they took on the CIO role, and what they learned about the CISO role sitting in the CIO chair. Come ask questions and learn what they wish they had known before they took on the CIO role, as well as what they have learned as senior IT leaders.

Outcomes: Better understand the path from ISO to CIO, plus stops along the way * Be prepared to communicate with senior IT and university leaders * Understand how mentorship and teaming have grown the higher ed information security community


  • Gerard Au

    Chief Infomation Officer, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Cathy Bates

    Senior Principal and Associate Partner, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Chris Misra

    Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • David Seidl

    Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Miami University