Michael Corn


Michael Corn is the Deputy CIO and CISO for Brandeis University. His areas of interest include privacy, identity management, and cloud services. He has been an active speaker and author on security and privacy and has participated in numerous Educause and Internet2 initiatives. He is a member of the Internet2 Netplus Product Advisory Board and until recently was also a member of the Box.com and Splunk Product Advisory Boards, as well as the Kuali Ready Product Board.

Prior to joining Brandeis he was the CISO and Chief Privacy and Security Officer of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • New Approaches to Higher Education IT Strategic Planning
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This paper looks at causes for the shift in how institutions are approaching IT strategic planning and how IT strategic planning relates to overall institutional planning. In addition, new models and trends in IT strategic planning are identified to help guide IT organizations as they are considering their own strategic planning approach.

  • Chance Favors the Prepared
    • Blog

    Is your institution ready in the event that a disaster strikes? Disaster recovery planning can be challenging for any campus, but it can also help foster organizational cohesion. Learn more about the approach Brandeis University took to develop an IT-related tabletop exercise.

  • The Partnership Begins at Home
    • Blog

    The most fruitful partnerships for any security office are those formed within its home institution. CIOs and IT leaders of all stripes should recognize that information security is a shared responsibility and a wonderfully effective means to achieve an organization ripe with vitality.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


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EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ECAR IT Strategic Plans Working Group
    • ECAR, 2015 - 2018
  • IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
    • Working Group, 2014 - 2015
  • EDUCAUSE 2012 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2012 - 2012
  • Higher Education Chief Privacy Officers
    • Working Group, 2011 - 0001
  • EDUCAUSE 2010 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2010 - 2010