Chris Smith, currently Security Architect, was the first Information Security Manager at Southern Methodist University and has served in various security leadership roles since 2000. At SMU since 1993, other roles including Linux Systems and Network Engineering provided the opportunity to personally shape campus IT during its early years. Prior to joining SMU, Chris began his IT career at Yale University, and had a short stint in corporate IT at Northern Telecom. Chris has a M.S. in Security Engineering from SMU, a B.A. from Oberlin College, and holds multiple SANS GIAC, CISSP, Cisco, and UNIX certifications.