CISO, BSD Information Security
Mark Nardone joined the BSD as Chief Information Security Officer in February of 2020. Mark has over 30 years of experience in information technology, with 20 of those specifically in Higher Education cybersecurity. His most recent role was Associate Vice President for IT and Chief Information Security Officer at Northeastern University in Boston, including responsibility as the point IT lead for the university’s data privacy initiatives and member of the university’s Crisis Management Team. He previously served for one year as Interim Vice President/CIO and supported the transformation of the university’s infrastructure teams as Interim Chief Technology Officer.
Mark holds a M.S. in Information Systems and BSc degrees from Northeastern, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is active in cross-industry cybersecurity professional organizations such as FBI-InfraGard, served as a Governing Board Member for Evanta’s CISO Executive and is a frequent panel and discussion leader within the cybersecurity community.
Director, BSD Information Security
Keith Ehrlicher joined the BSD Information Security Office as IT Security and Service Delivery Manager in November of 2016. Keith has 17 years of IT experience working in various IT and Management roles in the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Medical Center. In his most recent role, Keith managed the University of Chicago Medical Center Windows and Linux enterprise systems teams. Prior to joining the University of Chicago Medical Center, Keith work for the Biological Sciences Division as the Lead System Engineer. Keith has a B.B.A in Computer Science from Robert Morris University along with ITIL V3 Foundations and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certifications.
Louis F. Vierling
IT Security Engineer, Cyber Defense
Louis joined the BSD Information Security Office in April 2018 as a Security Engineer, Cyber Defense and will be specializing in vulnerability management. Louis has over 20 years of IT experience here at the University of Chicago with the last 3 years spent as the IT Engineer for the Ben May Department of Cancer Research. Louis holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and is Security+ and Network+ certified.
Security Administrator, Risk Management
Amber joined the BSD Information Security Office in June of 2018 as a Security Administrator focusing on Risk Management. Prior to the University of Chicago, Amber was a Lead Operations Specialist for J.P. Morgan Chase, providing direct support to managers and a small team of employees. Her main focus at JPMC was to manage sensitive information, and audit employees to ensure compliance with federal regulations and company policy. She has 5 years of operational experience, with two of those years as a Lead.
Security Analyst, Risk Management
Christopher joined the BSD Information Security Team in September of 2018 as a Security Analyst focusing on Risk Management. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Christopher spent the last seven years working in Professional Services, Retail, and Manufacturing, supporting various IT functions including, business intelligence, project management and cybersecurity. Christopher holds a M.S. in Information Systems, with Business Intelligence concentration from DePaul University.