George Finney


George Finney is the Information Security Officer (ISO) and Director of Digital Interests for Southern Methodist University. Mr. Finney works in a variety of areas at SMU including facilitating IT Security and Compliance, increasing Regulatory Awareness, streamlining the IT Contracts process, as well as advocacy for Open Source software and processes. Mr. Finney joined SMU in March of 2003 as a Network Engineer and worked on several major university IT initiatives, including evaluating Intrusion Detection Systems, implementing network-based packet capture devices and implementing and supporting Network Admission Control. Prior to joining SMU, Mr. Finney worked in the telecommunications industry for several years on Voice Over IP projects, Data Security Consulting, and in Network Operations. In May of 2008, Mr. Finney completed his Juris Doctorate at Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Finney earned a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts in 1999 from St. John's College in Santa Fe. He spends most of his spare time cycling, writing novels, and working on short film projects.

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