John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE CEO and President, talks with Mike Corn, CISO for the University of California San Diego, and Cheryl Washington, CISO, for the University of California Davis, about the increasing relevance of the Chief Information Security Officer role. Originally recorded on June 3, 2021.
Responsible for developing and maintaining the University cyber security strategy. In support of the campus strategy, develop and manage the University’s information security program that supports the University’s academic, research, and public service mission in a complex, diverse, and distributed environment. Serve as an advisor to campus senior administrators and department decision-makers on issues related to policy, legislation, regulations and security technology deployment. Provide high-level monitoring of the UCD Health system’s information security program and support collaboration between the main and health system campuses. Partner with departmental stakeholders and campus technology teams in addressing information security risks including identifying factors that create risks and developing responses to manage risk. Direct the resolution of serious information security breaches concerning allegations of improper activities, including the misuse of university resources, research misconduct and violation of university policy or law. Responsible for developing and managing the University’s cyber security program’s budget and developing and mentoring a team of subject experts. Represent the University on national and system-wide committees and at meetings with peer institutions and international and regional conferences
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Community Conversations: Mike Corn and Cheryl Washington on the Increasing Relevance of the CISO [video]
John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE CEO and President, talks with Mike Corn, CISO for the University of California San Diego, and Cheryl Washington, CISO, for the University of California Davis, about the increasing relevance of the Chief Information Security Officer role.