Educational Technology

September 18, 2016

Chief Information Security Officers: Moving Away from IT

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By David Raths, Campus Technology

The CISO role in higher education is evolving, putting more emphasis on enterprise risk management and policy development. As data breaches and cybercrime gain a higher profile in higher education, the role of the chief information security officer is changing — and broadening beyond IT. The increasing sense of urgency is bringing people from different backgrounds to the CISO post, and is raising questions about budgets and reporting structures as well. “Higher education is starting to recognize that cyber risk is the same as other types of business risk,” said Brian Kelly, CISO at Quinnipiac University (CT). “It is the same type of consideration as someone falling down a staircase. We are closer to those cabinet-level conversations around risk. It has gone beyond being an IT problem.”

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