I started in higher-ed as a UNIX/VMS systems administrator 24 years ago. After a stint doing desktop support and UNIX admin for Cal State LA, and supporting user services at USC, I wound up at Rice University, eventually becoming Manager of Infrastructure. There, my team developed high-availability e-mail systems, provided centralized campus middleware services, and ran a student consultant program for the dorms. In 2004, I moved to Ithaca, NY to take a position as a security engineer for Cornell University. Along the way, I developed Spider, which is a tool to find certain types of confidential data. I've since become CISO for Cornell, responsible for a team of nineteen who offer incident response, identity and access management, risk assessment, vulnerability scanning, and other services to the university.