Dr. Michael Chahino has extensive years of successful experience in leading large scale Information Techynology departments, system design, strategic planning, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and development. Proven ability to execute decisions in a dynamic, demanding environment. Strategic thinker with the unique ability to translate big picture vision into detailed action plans. Offers an approach to everyday business problems that balances innovation and discipline. Co-author of the following information security definition: INFORMATION SECURITY is a discipline governing the framework for the continuous cycle of safeguarding information and ensuring related regulatory compliance. Discipline: a branch of instruction and learning such as history, finance, economics Framework: a frame or structure composed of parts fitted together documenting the methodology of incident identification, mitigation, and resolution much like the scientific method Cycle: a series of processes that are repeated in a precise and deliberate manner Information: electronic, printed, audible, visual, memorized Compliance: ensuring that the institution is in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and contractual agreements **Reference: Chahino, M. & Marchant, J. (2010) CIS conference presentation, Washington DC.
At Elgin Community College, the IT organization leveraged assistive technology and information technology to meet the needs of a faculty member with a disability, providing benefits for others across the campus as well.