Sol Bermann


Sol Bermann is the Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director of Information Assurance for the University of Michigan. He partners across the university working on strategic and operational IT security, privacy, and IT policy and compliance matters that have a broad impact on the university community and U-M’s mission.

Prior to joining U-M, Sol was the Director of International Privacy at Walmart, and previous to that was Chief Privacy Officer for the State of Ohio (the first ever specifically appointed state CPO). He is former Associate Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and was an adjunct faculty member in OSU's International Studies Program, with a teaching focus on privacy, law, policy and civil liberties.

Sol is a frequent writer and presenter on issues related to privacy and information security, including co-authoring “Information Privacy: Official Reference for the Certified Information Privacy Professional.” He also actively participates in a number of industry work groups. Sol holds a B.A from Beloit College, a M.A. from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Privacy Perspectives
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    What are privacy officers talking about when they talk about privacy? And why is it important?

  • Ask a Chief Privacy Officer [video]
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    The Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Michigan answers our questions about the growing need for privacy management, the policies and laws in place to protect our privacy, and how big data has changed the game.

EDUCAUSE Presentations