Dennis Devlin Named Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow

Dennis Devlin
Dennis Devlin, GW Assistant Vice President for Information Security & Compliance Services
July 18, 2013
Dennis Devlin, GW's assistant vice president for Information Security & Compliance Services, was recently named a Distinguished Fellow by the Ponemon Institute, a research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policies. Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellows represent some of the top privacy and security strategists in the world.

The institute helps provide both the private and public sectors with a clearer understanding of the trends, perceptions and potential threats that will affect the collection, management and safeguarding of personal and confidential information. Ponemon Distinguished Fellows are nominated and selected by their peers.


About Dennis Devlin

Dennis Devlin is a seasoned IT professional with four decades of information technology experience. He has worked in both private industry and higher education and has a background in delivering large-scale IT initiatives such as strategic planning, architecture, team building and ongoing program management. Mr. Devlin has served in senior IT leadership positions at Thomson-Reuters and Harvard University. Most recently, he served as the chief information security officer at Brandeis University, where he initiated and led the university's information risk management, security and privacy program.

In his current role, Mr. Devlin oversees risk management, compliance and information security operations at the George Washington University. He leads a dedicated team that provides security and compliance services to protect the GW community from threats. The information security & compliance services team maintains the integrity and sustainability of GW-owned systems, protects the university's mission-critical systems, communicates security and compliance policies to stakeholders and implements technologies that protect the university's information and network.

Mr. Devlin frequently presents at information security conferences and has served on several customer advisory boards, and in May 2013 he was named a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.