Kathleen Kimball


Kathleen Kimball has over twenty-five years experience in systems research, development, test and evaluation, and in the security aspects of networked information systems. Ms. Kimball began her career as a project officer for the development of an early field-deployable system for tactical all-source intelligence processing. Upon leaving military service, Ms. Kimball held increasingly responsible positions in industry to include software and systems engineering technical and management positions with RCA Automated Systems Division, System Planning Corporation, Ultrasystems Defense and Space and the MITRE Corporation. Ms. Kimball has been at Penn State since 1993, where her duties include development and implementation of University-wide computer and network policies, analysis of the security aspects of evolving technologies, security incident response and security education and training for the University community.

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EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • HEISC PCI DSS Working Group
    • Member: 2007 - 2009
  • HEISC Technologies, Operations, and Practices WG
    • Member: 2004 - 2015
  • Systems Security Taskforce Detection, Prevention & Response
    • Chair: 2001 - 2002
  • HEISC Executive Committee
    • Member: 2000 - 2001
  • HEISC Advisory Committee
    • Member: 2001 - 2006
  • PKI
    • Member: 1999 - 2004
  • Privacy Paper Task Force
    • Member: 1995 - 1997