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Dr. Kevin T. Crouse, DBA CISSP, CISM, CIPP/E, CIPM

DBA Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer and Information Security, Northcentral University
MPA Master’s in Public Administration, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
BA Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Eastern Illinois University

2020 – Present University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

Chief Information Security Officer
Serve as the University’s senior officer for all cybersecurity and information
security concerns and operations including:

  • Setting strategic and operational goals and priorities for cyber/information security, identity governance, IT risk management, IT compliance, cyber training activities, and cyber-resilience.
  • Providing cybersecurity best practices, compliance, and privacy guidance.
  • Direct security policy, risk, and vulnerability management operations and assessment.
  • Serve as a member of the IT Strategy Governance Committee, Data Governance Committee, and the Executive Audit Committee.
  • Direct Cyber Event Response Team activities and investigations.
  • Oversee Cybersecurity design and operations, including security-by-design-and privacyby-design principles, for Academic, Administrative, Research, and Medical Center operations.
  • Coordinate with State, Local, Federal, and international regulatory and law enforcement organizations.
  • Coordinate with domestic and international educational institution’s cybersecurity offices and national and international cybersecurity and privacy associations.

2023 – Present Purdue University Global
Adjunct Graduate Professor in Information Technology and Cybersecurity Serve as an instructor in both synchronous courses and asynchronous modular course related to information technology and cybersecurity, currently including Information Technology and Cybersecurity Financial Decision Making, Cyber Forensics and Security Investigations.

2014 – 2020 Illinois State University
Director Information Security, Identity and Access Management & Data Protection Officer Direct the operations of the University’s Information Security Office (2014 – 2020), Office of Identity and Access Management (2017 – 2020) and serve as the University’s Data Protection and Privacy Officer (2018 – 2020) including:

  • Set the strategic and operational vision for information security, IT compliance, Identity and Access Management, and privacy.
  • Provide guidance to all University stakeholders regarding cyber security, University IT policies, IT regulatory and legal compliance, and privacy.
  • Direct IT risk management and maturity assessment activities.
  • Develop and direct information security awareness programs.
  • Coordinate University threat intelligence operations.
  • Direct the University’s Cyber Event Response Team.
  • Coordinate internal and external IT Audit functions.
  • Chair the University’s Data and Information Security Committee.

NTT Professor – Cyber Security

  • Cybersecurity Event Management and Cyber Forensics

2005 – 2014 Dynamic Solutions Consulting LLC
Vice President/Senior Consultant

  • Provided consulting services to non-profits, government agencies, and private organizations in the areas of:
    – Information security, risk management, planning, and privacy.
    – Information technology, systems design, and operational planning.
    – Corporate University and online education design and delivery.
    – Continuous Quality Improvement and Process Quality Improvement facilitation and analysis.
    – Program performance review.
    – Professional development training design and delivery.

2003 – 2005 Crossroads Workforce Investment Board
Director of Operations and Oversight

  • Directed and supervise operational areas including:
    – Information systems.
    – Fiscal operations.
    – Program auditing and monitoring.
    – Strategic and operational planning.

1995 – 2003 Lake Land College
Network Administrator/ Performance Monitor

  • Directed all JTPA/WIA information technology and security operations.
  • Conducted program and fiscal compliance monitoring reviews.
  • Coordinated service design and continuous/process improvement activities.

Online Course Developer/Instructor

  • Developed and taught online certificate programs in:
    o Career Specialist Training – 12-hour online curriculum.
    o Resource Room Specialist Training 12-hour online curriculum.
  • Taught State & Local Government

Education-To-Careers Planning Grant Coordinator

  • Developed program operations, needs assessment, and grant deliverables

Selected Profession Development and Certifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP #667041)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM #221849870)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E #0002941151)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM #0002941151)
  • SANs IT Risk Management Training
  • ITIL Foundations Certification v.3 & v.4
  • SAFe Agile Project Management training
  • Novell Certified Network Engineer (CNE)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • FBI Ethical Hacker Training Program

Selected Presentations:

  • Presenter – National Welfare to Work Conference 2001- Topic: Online Education and Professional Development.
  • Presenter – National One-Stop Conference 2002 – Topics: Benchmarking and Best Practices in America’s Workforce Development Network, Online Education and Development – The Next Level for On-line learning, and Online Learning for Student Success.
  • Presenter – Illinois Rapid Response Conference 2002 – Topic: Online learning – The new education and training delivery system.
  • Presenter – League of Innovations Conference 2002 – Topics: The Do’s and Don’ts for Student Success in an Online Environment and Online Learning Design, Development and Delivery.
  • Service by Design Trainer – Department of Labor train-the-trainer program development and delivery.
  • Quality Academy Presenter – Simply Better Continuous Improvement process training.

Selected Related Grants:
Accelerated Credentialing in Cybersecurity Grant (2022): Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Total funding $396,000. CO-PI with three other individuals.

Student Success in Online Education Demonstration Grants (1998 – 2000): Needs analysis, support services, and success factors analysis for students to thrive in an online environment, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community affairs/U.S. Department of Labor, Total funds awarded $325,000.

Training and Development Grants (1997 – 2001): Development and delivery of online certification training programs to workforce development professionals, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Total funds awarded $450,000.

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