That increased focus on security is something Wayne Brown has picked up on as well. The vice president and CIO at Excelsior College (NY) and founder of the Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies (CHECS), Brown has surveyed CIOs about their job attributes, education, experience and effectiveness for more than a decade. He observed that there are a lot of smaller institutions that don’t have much budget or staff dedicated to information security. “I have never been a chief information security officer, but I have been a CIO since the mid-’90s, and there is no way you can do both jobs. Something has to suffer. I would agree with [Rowe] that in the last 10 years [security] has gone to the top of the list of concerns.”
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About Wayne Brown, PhD.
Expertise: Information Technology Leadership
Wayne Brown is Vice President of Extended Education at Excelsior College and CEO of Educators Serving Educators. Dr. Brown’s long career in the information technology field began during his service in the U.S. Air Force and carried through to the higher education field. He joined Excelsior College as vice president for information technology in 2009, and rapidly expanded his impact at the institution: In addition to mentoring his own CIO successor, he formed the Center for Technology Leadership (CTL), an Excelsior-based professional development and training center for chief information officers.
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