Kim Milford, chief privacy officer for IU, has been appointed executive director of the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC). Milford will be the organization’s first full-time executive director.
The REN-ISAC is an integral part of higher education’s strategy to improve cybersecurity, and is supported through OVPIT and member institutions. Through information collection, analysis and dissemination, early warning, and response, the REN-ISAC is specifically designed to support the needs of organizations connected to serve higher education and research networks. Likewise, by participating in the formal US Information Sharing and Analysis Center structure, it supports efforts to protect the national cyberinfrastructure.
“The REN-ISAC has become a critical component of the effort to secure university and college campuses, and the creation of the position of executive director recognizes the need for excellent administrative leadership to complement the stellar technical capability already in place,” said Mark Bruhn, IU associate vice president for public safety and institutional assurance. “Kim Milford has the required background in cybersecurity and in managing complex organizations to make that happen.”