Mark Nardone
Mark Nardone

CISO, BSD Information Security

email: mnardone@bsd.uchicago.edu

Mark Nardone joined the BSD as Chief Information Security Officer in February of 2020. Mark has over 30 years of experience in information technology, with 20 of those specifically in Higher Education cybersecurity.  His most recent role was Associate Vice President for IT and Chief Information Security Officer at Northeastern University in Boston, including responsibility as the point IT lead for the university’s data privacy initiatives and member of the university’s Crisis Management Team. He previously served for one year as Interim Vice President/CIO and supported the transformation of the university’s infrastructure teams as Interim Chief Technology Officer.
Mark holds a M.S. in Information Systems and BSc degrees from Northeastern, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is active in cross-industry cybersecurity professional organizations such as FBI-InfraGard, served as a Governing Board Member for Evanta’s CISO Executive and is a frequent panel and discussion leader within the cybersecurity community.

Keith Ehrlicher
Keith Ehrlicher

Director, BSD Information Security

email: kehrlich@bsd.uchicago.edu

Keith Ehrlicher joined the BSD Information Security Office as IT Security and Service Delivery Manager in November of 2016. Keith has 17 years of IT experience working in various IT and Management roles in the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Medical Center. In his most recent role, Keith managed the University of Chicago Medical Center Windows and Linux enterprise systems teams. Prior to joining the University of Chicago Medical Center, Keith work for the Biological Sciences Division as the Lead System Engineer. Keith has a B.B.A in Computer Science from Robert Morris University along with ITIL V3 Foundations and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certifications.

Louis VierlingLouis F. Vierling

IT Security Engineer, Cyber Defense

emaillvierling@bsd.uchicago.edu

Louis joined the BSD Information Security Office in April 2018 as a Security Engineer, Cyber Defense and will be specializing in vulnerability management. Louis has over 20 years of IT experience here at the University of Chicago with the last 3 years spent as the IT Engineer for the Ben May Department of Cancer Research. Louis holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and is Security+ and Network+ certified.

Amber Sachs

Amber Sachs

Security Administrator, Risk Management

email: asachs@bsd.uchicago.edu

Amber joined the BSD Information Security Office in June of 2018 as a Security Administrator focusing on Risk Management. Prior to the University of Chicago, Amber was a Lead Operations Specialist for J.P. Morgan Chase, providing direct support to managers and a small team of employees. Her main focus at JPMC was to manage sensitive information, and audit employees to ensure compliance with federal regulations and company policy. She has 5 years of operational experience, with two of those years as a Lead.

Garnett Kirk

Security Engineer, Incident Management

email: gkirk@bsd.uchicago.edu

Garnett joined the BSD Information Security Office in March 2020 as a Security Engineer, Incident management and will be specializing in Cyber threat management. Garnett has over 12 years of IT experience in higher education, 8 of which at the University of Chicago as the System Engineer for Ecology & Evolution & Organismal Biology & Anatomy. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Garnett worked at Purdue University as an IT Coordinator, providing direct IT support for satellite campuses in Northwest Indiana. Garnett holds a B.S in Information Assurance & System Security from Purdue University.