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Marcos Vieyra (State of South Carolina)

Marcos Vieyra
Chief Information Security Officer

Columbia, South Carolina

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Marcos Vieyra is the Chief Information Security Officer for the University of South Carolina, where he guides the continued development of a progressive and comprehensive information security and privacy strategy that focuses on education and prevention through partnerships and consultation with senior leadership, the Offices of the General Counsel and Law Enforcement, and IT leaders throughout the USC System.

Marcos began his higher education IT career at the University of South Carolina in 2001, where he also eventually earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Since moving to a full time information security role in 2004, Marcos has earned and maintained current the following information security and privacy certifications: GSLC, GSNA, GCIH, G2700, CISSP, CIPP/IT, CIPP/US, and CIPM. In an effort to give back to the communities that have been extremely helpful throughout his career, Marcos is actively involved with EDUCAUSE security and privacy groups, numerous SANS advisory groups, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

To learn more about USC's Information Security Program, and the recently launched SecureCarolina project, visit

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