Michael Corn


Michael Corn is the CISO of the University of California at San Diego where he manages the Security Office as well as the Identity and Access Management function. 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 UCSD he was the CISO and Deputy CIO of Brandeis University and was formally 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

  • The Higher Education CPO Primer, Part 1: A Welcome Kit for Chief Privacy Officers in Higher Education
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    The Higher Education Chief Privacy Officers Working Group has created this resource to serve as a welcome kit for CPOs in higher education. The CPO Primer (part one) is intended to provide an overview and introductory body of knowledge to help new CPOs (or those new to higher education) better understand their job and the challenges unique to colleges and universities. The main audience for this document is a CPO or person with primary institutional responsibility for privacy.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


ELI Member

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • HEISC Advisory Committee
    • Working Group, 2017 - 0001
  • HEISC Advisory Committee
    • Working Group, 2017 - 0001
  • 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