In the summer of 2019, Tony Buenger assumed the role of Cybersecurity Manager and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Auburn University he is leading the effort to implement the enterprise cybersecurity program using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to develop a baseline security posture for the campus. He is also leading the effort to ensure that the university’s research environment complies with recent changes in federal regulatory requirements, such as with the Department of Education and Department of Defense (DoD). Specifically, the university must comply with the DoD’s new requirement to become certified under the CMMC to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) associated with DoD contracts.
In the summer of 2018, Tony assumed the position of interim Chief Information Security Officer for Augusta University and Health Systems under a W-2 contract to focus on remediating high risk security issues for the campus after two significant HIPAA security breaches in 2017.
He also has 2 ½ year experience with incident response, and governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) experience, including HIPAA compliance, as the CISO at Baptist Health-Alabama.
Tony served as adjunct faculty at Auburn University – Montgomery from 2012 to 2018 where he taught in the Cybersecurity Master Degree program. Tony also served as an Associate Professor for the National Defense University from 2005 to 2007. He holds a Master of Military Operational Art and Science and Master of Arts, Space Systems Management.
Tony has published in the areas of digital convergence, insider threat analysis, risk management, and user security awareness and training challenges, to name a few.
He has multiple certifications in information security, security management, and enterprise information technology: Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified in the Governance of Information Technology (CGEIT).
Tony retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of active duty.
ISSA International Events Featuring Tony Buenger
CISO Executive Forums
No appearances at the CISO Executive Forum (so far).
- Dissecting Ransomware to Defeat Threat Actors - March 11, 2020