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ITAC Information Security Subcommittee

Information Security Subcommittee

Effective information security is crucial to the entire University community to ensure the protection of personal and health information, computer systems, and vital University assets. The Information Security Subcommittee of the ITAC will advise the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Vice Chancellor and CIO (VC/CIO), Chancellor, and Chancellor’s Cabinet on issues of security, privacy, and risk reduction. The ISS may recommend information security strategies that are integrated with the University’s overall risk management programs. The Subcommittee is responsible for recommending measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the University’s information technology resources and data while at the same time preserving access and use of these critical resources in a collaborative environment for teaching, learning, research, and administration.


  • Laurel Gift*, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Compliance, Investigation, and Ethics 


  • Mark Anderson, Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management
  • Robert Cunningham, Vice Chancellor for Research Infrastructure
  • Jeremy Dennis, Staff, Engineering (Staff Council Rep./Swanson School of Engineering)
  • Allen DiPalma, Director, Office of Trade Compliance
  • Bob Ellison, Systems Architect, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
  • Hannah Fischer, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Anthony Graham, Policy Development and Management
  • Carolyn Hoyt*, Administrator, Advancement Services
  • Patrick Laughlin, Public Safety
  • Jayne Mcgoey, Internal Audit
  • Jonathan Silverstein, Faculty, Biomedical Informatics
  • Leming Zhou, Faculty, Health Information Management

* Also an ITAC member

Additional Participants

  • Ericha Geppert, Office of Compliance and Investigations/Observer
  • John Duska, Pitt IT Liaison
  • Brian Hart, Coordinator



Held monthly. Agendas and minutes of past meetings are available to members in the Teams folder.