CITI Cybersecurity Consortium

The CITI Cybersecurity Consortium was established in spring 2018 as part of the Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI) Advisory board for the information systems program.

The mission of the consortium is to:

  • Raise money for scholarships/fellowships
  • Create a cybersecurity lab
  • Arrange speaking engagements from local CISOs to bring visibility
  • Support MS/ Ph.D. programs in cybersecurity
  • Collaborate with the MWCC to accelerate cybersecurity research, education, and community engagement
  • Create new curriculum and courses for cybersecurity

Current advisory council members include:

  • James Carder, CISO at LogRhythm
  • Julie Chickillo, Director of Information Security, Risk and Compliance Assurance: Data Privacy Officer at Beeline
  • Sam V. Kumar, Director and Founder and President of NewCloud Networks
  • Lucia Milica, VP of IT and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Polycom
  • Steve Oberg, VP of IT and CISO at DaVita
  • Jamie Tischart, VP of Tech Ops for SendGrid a market leading cloud-based communications platform.
  • Jonathan Trull, Global Chief Cybersecurity Advisor for the Microsoft Enterprise & Partner Group
  • Norman Weeks, Cybersecurity Program Manager at Newmont Mining Company