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IU Bloomington

Kim Milford

Office of the Vice President for Information Technology

Expert Bio

Kim Milford is the executive director and chief information security officer of the Research & Education Networks Information Sharing & Analysis Center, or REN-ISAC, a higher education and research network cyber-threat information sharing alliance. In this role since 2014, she works with her team in service to, and in coordination with, global research and education institutions, partners and sponsors to provide timely cybersecurity news reports, alerts and advisories, and analysis of cybersecurity threats and mitigation solutions.

Before joining the REN-ISAC, Milford was IU’s chief privacy officer and served as chief information security officer at two other institutions of higher education. She provides cybersecurity expertise and presentations at conferences, seminars and consortia. She has taught courses on internet security and authored/co-authored articles on the subject.

Milford has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Areas of Expertise

Information security, cybersecurity, cyberrisk, information risk, privacy, Information Sharing and Analysis Centers, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, cyberthreats, Internet threats, malware, ransomware, threat intelligence, automated threat intelligence, email security, phishing, incident response.