Robert Henry


Robert Henry has over 20 years experience in Information Systems. He joined the Information Services team as CISO for Santa Clara University in December 2012 to establish a new information security program with an emphasis on policy development, security awareness development, and incident response. From 2007-2012, he established the information security program at Boise State University. Previously, he served as a Systems Engineer for Boise State. A graduate of Boise State and the University of New Hampshire, he holds CISSP and GIAC Forensic Analyst and Incident Handler credentials. He has led Local Mentor Program sessions in forensics, incident handling, and security architecture for the SANS Institute. He serves on the SANS-EDU Advisory Board and the HEISC Technologies, Operations, and Practices Working Group. He has presented at High Tech Crime Investigations Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners conferences. At the 2013 EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference he presented on cloud security and incident handling. Most recently he led panel discussions on establishing an information security awareness program, and risk evaluation and data protection at the 2014 Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference on IT Management.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Anatomy of a Sustainable Information Security Program
    • Blog

    Looking for a resource that provides a high-level overview for creating an information security program? This roadmap illustrates the key components that are critical when starting a campus infosec program from scratch.

  • Meet the Press! Guidance for Answering Important Media Inquiries
    • Blog

    As an information security professional in higher education, at some point in your career you will be asked to talk to the press. Be prepared by reading these important tips from an expert in the crisis communications and reputation management field.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


ELI Member

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • HEISC Technologies, Operations, and Practices WG
    • Working Group, 2017 - 0001
  • HEISC Advisory Committee
    • Working Group, 2016 - 0001
  • Security Professionals Conference 2016 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2015 - 2016
  • HEISC Technologies, Operations, and Practices WG
    • Working Group, 2013 - 0001
  • 20-20 Advisory Group
    • HISTORIC, 2013 - 2014