Kim Milford will join the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in mid-April as our new CISO.
Kim joins Illinois after serving nine years as the Executive Director and CISO of the Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC). Before that, she served five years at Indiana University, last serving as the Chief Privacy Officer from 2012 – 2014. Kim has over 25 years of cybersecurity and Information security experience and this will be her third BTAA school.
In her time at REN-ISAC, Kim led and directed the organization in its mission to aid international members and partners in protecting data, resources, and people. She is well-versed in leading large projects, facilitating staff development, and partnering with others to improve their cybersecurity and privacy posture. She is recognized nationally for her leadership at REN-ISAC and in the Higher Ed cybersecurity community.
We are very fortunate to have Kim join us and look forward to the great things to she will do here. Thank you to those of you who participated in the search process and provided such critical feedback.
Finally, please join me in welcoming Kim to Illinois!