HEISC Technologies, Operations, and Practices Working Group

The Technologies, Operations, and Practices (TOP) Working Group focuses on identifying and promoting practices, tools, and procedures that higher education institutions have found to be practical solutions to preventing or responding to security problems, with an emphasis on technology and process solutions. TOP members meet on the third Friday each month (12-1 pm ET). New volunteers are welcome!

Jon Allen

Assistant Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Waco, TX, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2006-Present

David Bantz

Identity & Access Management Services
Fairbanks, AK, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2012-Present

Sol Bermann

Interim CISO and University Privacy Officer
Ann Arbor, MI, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2014-Present

John Bruggeman

Chief Technology Officer
Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2004-Present

Tim Byrnes

Information Security Architect
Towson, MD, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2016-Present

Steven Carroll

Managing Director, IT Operations
Tampa, FL, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2017-Present

Antonio Crespo

Committee Member: 2013-Present

Jacob Cunningham

Information Security Officer
Amherst, MA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2017-Present

Jane Drews

CISO
Iowa City, IA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2007-Present

Scott Fendley

InfoSec Operations Manager
Birmingham, AL, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2013-Present

Joanna Grama

Staff Liason
Director of Cybersecurity and IT GRC Programs
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

Robert Henry

Chair
Senior Info Security Analyst
Corvallis, OR, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2013-Present

Paul Howell

Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2014-Present

Brian Israel

Manager of Network & Data Security
Marion, IN, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2009-Present

Bingdong Li

Senior Information Security Engineer
Reno, NV, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2016-2019

Kevin Lipscomb

Director of Information Technology Services
Danville, VA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2016-Present

Randy Marchany

University IT Security Officer
Blacksburg, VA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2014-Present

Dave Nevin

Chief Information Security Officer
Corvallis, OR, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2013-Present

Doug Pearson

Technical Director, REN-ISAC
Bloomington, IN, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2009-Present

Jacqueline Pitter

Network Administrator/Security Officer
Portland, OR, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2013-Present

Theresa Semmens

AVP & Chief Information Security Officer
Coral Gables, FL, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2017-Present

Thomas Siu

Chair
Chief Information Security Officer
Cleveland, OH, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2014-Present

John Suess

Ex Officio
Vice President of IT & CIO
Baltimore, MD, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2009-Present

Valerie Vogel

Staff Liason
Senior Manager, Cybersecurity Program
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

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