Kevin Hardcastle

Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin Hardcastle, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Washington University in St. Louis, reports to the University’s Chief information Officer. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is an executive management position within the Division of Information Technology. The CISO directs all activities pertaining to the University’s Office of Information Security, and is responsible for risk management, compliance, information security operations, information security awareness, program development, and overall coordination of all aspects of information security. The CISO will have a significant leadership role in the University’s planning process as it relates to security and compliance, an area of priority for the Chief Information Officer, Executive Vice-Chancellor for Administration and the University’s Board of Directors. Kevin’s previous responsibilities included performing project based security risk assessments and implementing an ISMS program to attain BS7799 and ISO27001 certifications for Reuters and developing the information security program for Anthem/WellPoint/Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Missouri. 35 years of information technology experience with the last 20 years focused on information security.

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