The Return of the ISO Blog

Welcome (back) to the ISO blog, and thanks for visiting. This is the initial blog post of the second CISO to serve at Princeton.

My name is David Sherry, and I come to you after working most recently as the CISO at Brown University. I’m honored to become part of the Princeton community, and I look forward to working with all of you to make the university more secure.

My first few months will be spent learning the culture and the campus, and meeting as many people as I can. Forgive me if I don’t catch your name the first time, and trust me that I will work hard at that. During these initial months, I’ll be watching, observing, asking questions and listening. I’m already impressed with the experience and knowledge of those I’ve spoken with, and I’m thrilled to be part of such a passionate community.

After settling in, I’ll be working with the CIO to set a strategic vision and correlating plan for information security campus wide. I am charged at Princeton to lead the university efforts in increasing security and reducing risk relative to information, and I’ll do this through providing broad and proactive security expertise, supporting a robust secure network architecture, creating a culture of security through awareness, and supporting the efforts of privacy and compliance.

Of course, I can’t do this alone, and I consider every colleague to be part of the security “team”. That being said, drop me a line, set up a time to chat over coffee, or invite me to join one of your staff meetings. We’re in this together!

Down the road, this blog will comment on newsworthy items on security and privacy, and share updates on the progress of the security mission. I’ll also be unveiling awareness efforts as they develop, and will be seeking feedback. Don’t be shy!

Until then, please introduce yourself. I’m on the second floor of 701 Carnegie. You can also follow me on Twitter @CISOatPrinceton.

Thanks for reading, and remember, Sec_rity is not complete without U!

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