Chief Information Security Officer

Systemwide CISO

George Finney

George Finney serves as the chief information security officer for The University of Texas System. In this capacity he works with each U.T. System institution to continually improve their security posture and capabilities. His office is responsible for the development and administration of Systemwide policies as well as the assessment and monitoring of systems operated directly by U.T. System Administration, including services shared among institutions.

George Finney is a Chief Information Security Officer that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. George was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldridge Award for Cybersecurity Leadership in 2024, was recognized in 2023 as one of the top 100 CISOs in the world, and in 2022 as University Technology Leader of the Year. George is the bestselling author of several cybersecurity books, including Project Zero Trust and the Book of the Year Award winning, Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future. George has worked in cybersecurity for over 20 years helping startups, global telecommunications firms, and nonprofits improve their security posture. George received his Juris Doctorate from SMU where he was the CISO and is a licensed attorney. In his spare time, he creates spray paint pop art robots.

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Last updated May 2024