Shirley Payne


Shirley Payne was Assistant VP for Information Security, Policy, and Records at the University of Virginia until she retired from the position in 2014. In this capacity she focused on the continuous enhancement of information technology policies and security of the university's diverse and decentralized computing environment. She worked in partnership with units and individuals across the university to formulate policies, assess security risk, establish strategic direction, provide security education and training, implement security safeguards, track security incidents, develop business continuity plans, and related activities. She also oversaw the university's electronic and physical records management program. She has many years of experience in information technology, most of which has been in higher education. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Winthrop University and a master's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • E-Discovery Guideline and Toolkit
    • Policies, Guidelines, Plans and Procedures

    This E-Discovery Guideline and Toolkit was developed by one of the Higher Education Information Security Council Sub Working Groups.

  • A Guide to Security Metrics
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    The pressure is on. Various surveys indicate that over the past several years computer security has risen in priority for many organizations.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


ECAR Subscriber
ELI Member

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • IdM Policies Working Group
    • HISTORIC, 2012 - 2013
  • HEISC Governance, Risk, and Compliance Working Group
    • Working Group, 2011 - 2014
  • HEISC Electronic Records Management
    • HISTORIC, 2009 - 2011
  • EDUCAUSE 2008 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2008 - 2008
  • EDUCAUSE 2009 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2008 - 2010