For new information security leaders (or those new to higher ed), it can be daunting to start a brand-new information security program at a college or university. One CISO provides some advice for those looking to create a collaborative program with campus-wide support .
Tammy has been actively involved in working to further effective IT and information security practices in higher education for over 18 years. She is currently Vice President, Information Technology & Security, at the University of Tampa and is a member of the president's executive cabinet. She also serves as the institution's chief information security officer.
Tammy manages three broad areas under the umbrella of the Information Technology & Security organization at UT: Enterprise Solutions, Information Technology Operations, and Information Security.
She is passionate in her desire to transform the student experience with technology; engage and partner with both the administrative and academic areas of the institution; and ensure a resilient, high performance and secure technology infrastructure.
Tammy also assists other institutions with implementing ISO 27001/22301/20000 compliant information security, business continuity, and IT service management systems as a consultant with over a decade of experience.
Tammy earned an MS in information systems and technology management, with a concentration in project management from Capella University, a BS in accounting and BA in management information systems from California State University, and holds numerous industry certifications.
This report provides insight into the evolving CISO position—an understanding of which is critical to ensuring the strategic success of information security leaders in higher education.
Educating your institution's governing board about information security gives them a clearer picture of organizational cybersecurity challenges and the potential costs to your institution of failing to manage cyber threats and risks.