Mark Herron

Mark Herron CISO

Chief Information Security Officer

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Mark has over 20 years of experience as an information technology professional with 5 years at CWRU, including his current appointment as the university's third CISO in March of 2021.  Mark has also served as Assistant Vice President & Information Security Officer at the University at Buffalo, CISO at Central Michigan University, Director of Information Security at Akron Children's Hospital, and as the Manager of the HIPAA Program Management Office in the Information Security department at the Cleveland Clinic.  Prior to these formal information security roles, Mark served as Network Manager for Baldwin-Wallace University, and in a number of IT project management and analyst roles in the greater Cleveland area. Mark is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is active in international, national, regional, and local information security professional circles. He holds a Master's degree in Biology from John Carroll University, and a Bachelor's degree in English and Theater from Oberlin College.