Mary Ann Blair


Mary Ann Blair is the Chief Information Security Officer at Carnegie Mellon. Working with an outstanding team of information security professionals, she is responsible for information security engineering and operations; incident prevention, detection, and response; policy and compliance; and training and awareness as well as identity and access management services. Prior to launching the Information Security Office, Mary Ann served as Director of Administrative Computing at Carnegie Mellon, leading various application development, systems integration, and systems maintenance projects over a fifteen year period. Mary Ann is active in EDUCAUSE and its partner programs. She has served in numerous capacities including: EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Task Force: Policy and Law Subgroup; EDUCAUSE Program Committee; CUMREC Board of Directors; and others. Mary Ann holds a B.S. in Psychology/Philosophy and a M.S. in Information Science, both from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Developing a Campus Mobile Strategy: Guidelines, Tools, and Best Practices
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This guide from the ACTI Mobile Web Frameworks Working Group helps walk you through the steps of: Making the Case for Mobility, Thinking Through a Mobility Strategy, Developing Institutional Mobility Goals, and Developing Your Campus Mobile Initiative.

EDUCAUSE Presentations