Princeton University names David Sherry new CISO

Nassau Hall, Princeton University
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David Sherry, currently the chief information security officer (CISO) at Brown University, has been named CISO at Princeton University, effective February 29. Sherry will report to Jay Dominick, vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

David Sherry Princeton University

Sherry, who has 15 years of experience in information security management, has served as CISO at Brown since 2008. From 2001 to 2008, he was vice president for enterprise identity and access management and vice president for enterprise information security at Citizens Bank/Citizens Financial Group, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was also part of a security startup, Defendnet Solutions, which was one of the first managed network security firms in the country.

In his new role, Sherry will be responsible for developing University policy and strategy regarding matters of information security and will play a critical role in addressing the larger institutional issues data governance, risk assessment and business continuity as well as the compliance requirements that span the University. The CISO will recommend and monitor computing practices to prevent and recover from security breaches, and coordinate the handling of security incidents when such breaches occur.

"I'm excited to join Princeton's Office of Information Technology as the chief information security officer," Sherry said. "It is an opportunity for me to take part in designing, strategizing and delivering a holistic model for security for the campus, and enable Princeton to be known as a leader in strategic information security across higher education."

Sherry has served on several leadership and governance committees for Educause — a nonprofit organization for those working in IT in higher education. He is chair of this year's Educause Security Professionals Conference, which will be held in April.

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