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Mary Ann BlairMary Ann Blair

Mary Ann Blair is the Director of Information Security at Carnegie Mellon. Working with an outstanding team of information security professionals, she is responsible for the university's information security program including security engineering and operations; incident prevention, detection, and response; policy and compliance; and training and awareness. Prior to establishing the Information Security Office in 2004, Mary Ann served as Director of Administrative Computing at Carnegie Mellon, leading various applications development, systems integration, and systems maintenance projects over a fifteen year period. Before joining Carnegie Mellon, Mary Ann served as the Director of Data Management at the University of Pittsburgh's Epidemiology Data Center responsible for systems and services to support national, multi-center research efforts.

Mary Ann is active in EDUCAUSE and its partner programs. She has served in numerous capacities including: EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Task Force; EDUCAUSE Program Committee; and CUMREC Board of Directors. She holds a B.S. in Psychology/Philosophy and an M.S. in Information Science, both from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).