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Opportunities for the CISO Role at College Campuses

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April 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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CISO Mentoring Webinar Series

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Colleges are required to maintain an open campus for students and instructors, on campus or online, but also to protect privacy and meet regulatory requirements for financial, personal, health and research data. College campuses and a government umbrella create unique challenges and opportunities for the CISO role. Ms. Thorstenson will share her insights on: -What kind of hiring would be required for a role like hers today and for the future, and – What skills and experience would be required, the – Best places of entry in an academic setting, – What will set you apart, How does a university role differ from others, How you might groom someone in your staff to replace you, and –Why you would want to consider universities as a great opportunity.


Tina Thorstenson – Chief Information Security Officer, Arizona State University

Tina assumed her CISO position with Arizona State University in September 2009. Tina has spent the majority of her career implementing, enhancing and securing enterprise administrative systems and technology infrastructure in higher education. She has served Arizona State University in leadership roles in the University Technology Office and the Office of Human Resources since 2006. Tina served previously at Northern Arizona University from 1995 through the summer of 2006 where she led a number of teams implementing enterprise software applications. Prior to Northern Arizona University, Tina was an analyst for Overnite Transportation where she brought some of the earliest mobile devices to the transportation industry.

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