The EDUCAUSE Awards Program, under the guidance of the EDUCAUSE Recognition Committee, brings peer endorsement and distinction to professional accomplishments in higher education information technology.
Mark Bruhn is Engagement Manager for the Research and Education Network Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) Peer Cybersecurity Assessment Program. The program is designed to provide objective assessment of the cybersecurity posture of individual universities and colleges, including a set of actionable recommendations for improvement. Mark’s job is to build and maintain the overall program consistent with applicable standards and evolving security operations and threats, and to deploy and guide evaluation teams composed of highly experienced university and college Chief Information Officers and Chief Information Security Officers.
Prior to his current role, Mark was Associate Vice President at Indiana University, responsible for most aspects of university security and safety, including emergency management, operational continuity, policing and community safety, homeland security, emergency communications, enterprise risk management, environmental health and safety, information management and privacy, and security of technology and information.
Mark has been with IU for more than 33 years. He is co-founder of the IU-based REN-ISAC, where he has previously served as executive director. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Prior to IU, he was a member of the United States Air Force for more than eight years.