University Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. Chris Bernard will be joining ITS on July 19 as the new university Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Chris comes from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA where he has served as their CISO for the past three years.  Prior to Bucknell, he spent eight years overseeing infrastructure teams at Miami University in Oxford, OH on areas of enterprise IT that include network engineering, telecommunications, security engineering, field services, classroom services, and data centers.  At Miami University, he also taught courses in computer programming and gaming.  In addition to extensive experience in higher education, his background includes corporate positions in banking and finance, manufacturing, healthcare and consulting.  Chris holds a number of IT security certifications and multiple advanced degrees.

The search committee was impressed with his extensive knowledge, breadth of experience, and clear understanding of how technology enables research, teaching, and learning.  He will be a strong leader for our security team and be instrumental in shaping the policies, strategies, and practices that will help protect the University’s information assets.