Chief Information Security Officer
The Georgia Institute of Technology,
also known as Georgia Tech, is a top-10 public research university with nearly 40,000 students who study in person at the main campus in
Atlanta, at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in France, at Georgia Tech-Shenzhen in China, as well as through distance and online learning. Students
represent 50 states and 149 countries.
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is responsible for developing and maintaining a
world-class, institution-wide information security and risk management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected.
This executive is responsible for creating and maintaining a cybersecurity program and leading the Georgia Tech Cyber Security team in
maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Institute information assets and managing cybersecurity related
The CISO serves as the process owner of all assurance activities and is responsible for leading the
investigation of, and response to, cybersecurity incidents. This individual will oversee the establishment of group/departmental/division
goals, determining the resources needed to meet those goals, assessing group/departmental/division performance feedback, while overseeing
and managing the department’s budget.
A key element of the CISO’s role is working with Georgia Tech’s
executive leadership team, external and internal leadership, stakeholders, and law enforcement agencies to determine acceptable levels of
risk for the organization. The CISO must be highly knowledgeable about the academic environment and ensure that information systems
are maintained in a fully functional, secure mode. The ideal candidate is a thought leader, a consensus builder, and an integrator of people
The Georgia Institute of Technology has retained Korn Ferry, a global executive search firm, to assist with this
search. Korn Ferry will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the
position is filled. Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact
Jeff McKinnis, Senior Client Partner
Steven Kaufman, Managing Consultant
Rich Harrold, Senior
Direct email inquiries to: Rich.Harrold@KornFerry.com
Georgia Tech does not discriminate
against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its
employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and Institute policies. Georgia Tech also prohibits unlawful harassment including
sexual harassment and sexual violence.