Tina Thorstenson


Tina Thorstenson is the retired CISO and Deputy CIO of Arizona State University. In the fall of 2020 she began a second career serving the higher education community with a strategic role at CrowdStrike. She is now Sr. Director Public Sector Industry Solutions and Strategy and sits on the Public Sector Industry Business Unit at CrowdStrike. This team provides strategic advisory services related to enterprise cybersecurity solutions for Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local, Higher Education and Healthcare. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Tina served as the Chief Information Security Officer & Deputy CIO for Arizona State University capping a career of public sector service spanning 25+ years.  Her leadership and executive operational experiences while in higher education included Information Security, IT governance & strategy, network/systems operations, and implementation/integration of robust enterprise applications and services. Prior to her decades in higher education, Tina’s previous experience as an industrial engineer includes pioneering the introduction of some of the earliest mobile devices to the transportation industry.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Proactive Security versus Surveillance?
    • Article

    In a world that is increasingly defined by data and information, those of us in higher education information technology must question our assumptions about security and privacy as we move forward.

EDUCAUSE Presentations