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UIC welcomes new Chief Information Security Officer, Shefali Mookencherry

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Welcome, Shefali!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Shefali Mookencherry as the University of Illinois Chicago’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective January 23, 2023.  Shefali comes to UIC from Edward-Elmhurst Health, where she also served as the CISO since 2020.

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Shefali is a seasoned professional with expertise in information security, higher education privacy, HIPAA, research, healthcare policy and strategy, promoting Interoperability (PI) and compliance. With 20+ years of higher education experience – including 30+ years of healthcare experience, and 17 of those years in senior management positions – she is acknowledged as a cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME), who has fulfilled Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles and conducted information security risk analyses and assessments in the U.S.A. and internationally.

Shefali also has a keen interest in the adoption of innovative technology and provides leadership, consultation, coordination, and integration of information processes with enterprise-wide information technology and information security strategies.

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As the chief information security officer at UIC, Shefali will be responsible for information security and privacy for the university; developing the information security and privacy strategy; refining university policy to reflect the changing landscape of information security; and ensuring that information assets are adequately protected.

Coming Soon! Heading link

We are very excited to have Shefali on the team and we welcome her to UIC. Be on the lookout for an interview with Shefali by the Technology Solutions Marketing team – coming soon!