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Day in the Life of a Security Professional - Monthly Discussion Series: Joe Barnes, University of Illinois System Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Event Type
Information Trust Institute (ITI)
Coordinated Science Laboratory Studio 1232
Apr 25, 2023   5:30 - 7:00 pm  
Joe Barnes, University of Illinois System
Megan Logsdon
Originating Calendar
Information Trust Institute


Joe Barnes is the Chief Digital Risk Officer for the University of Illinois System. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining the U of I System's Digital Risk Management (DRM) program.

Digital Risk encompasses the challenges related to continuous change and increasing complexity in the U of I System's operations, technology, and threat environments as they relate to cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, business continuity, and risk management. 

Joe serves as a dedicated advocate for DRM and supports the implementation of the recommendations made by the System-Wide Task Force on Cybersecurity, formulates cybersecurity strategy, collaborates across the U of I System to promote a risk-aware culture, and advises the President, Chancellors, CIOs, and other System leaders on risk assessment and mitigation as it relates to information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity.

Joe has more than twenty-five years of experience in information technology, in both the public and private sectors; for the past fifteen years, his work has focused on privacy, information security, and risk. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. 

Mr. Barnes holds a BA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi.

Make up - Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Information Session

At 5:30pm, prior to the April 25th meeting, we will be offering a repeat (for anyone unable to make the March 28th Certificate meeting) of the review session for the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Program along with some information on ITI-related courses being offered in the Fall 2023 semester, including ENG 498:  Foundations in Secure Networking for Cyber-Social Systems.

More information about the requirements for earning the Certificate can be found:

If you are unable to attend the information session and have questions, write to


There will not be a virtual option for this meeting.


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