Congratulations to Kip Bates on his recent appointment to Associate Chief Information Officer (CISO). 

According to CISO Sam Horowitz, IT security is a sweeping task that reaches all aspects of IT delivery. 

"I rely on end users and IT professionals across the campus to do the hard work of securing our systems," he said. "Kip will help me carry the message and coordinate our approach to IT security."

Bates already manages the campus security awareness program as the security lead for Administrative and Residential IT. He brings extensive IT and security experience to the task of strengthening the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and infrastructure across campus. 

"Kip will be an indispensable part of many strategic initiatives, including implementation of the new IS-3 systemwide security policy," Horowitz said. "I look forward to his contribution."