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Office of Information Security

Office of Information Security

Dee Spivey

Dee Spivey


Chief Information Security Officer


Dee Spivey is in his tenth year of service as the Director of the Office of Information Security and is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Columbus State University (CSU), Columbus, Georgia. He has over 25 years of previous experience in information technology and information security with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBS) and Total Systems Corporation (TSYS).

His responsibilities are to establish and maintain the university's vision, strategy, and security program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

Directs staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining processes across the enterprise to reduce critical information and information technology (IT) risks. Leads efforts to meet information security related governance, federal and state compliance efforts, continuity of operations planning, and employee security awareness training. He also responds to information security incidents, develops the (IT) incident response plan, establishes appropriate security standards and controls, manages security technologies, and establishes security policies and procedures.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management - Information Services (MIS) and Master of Public Safety Administration (MPSA) degrees from Columbus State University. He also holds the following information security certification the (ISC)2 Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Is a current member of the University System of Georgia (USG) Chief Information Officers Advisory Board (CIOAC) Cyber Security Working Group Executive Committee and is the chairman of the Cyber Security Awareness and Training Focus Group, former Vice President (2016) and current member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Columbus Georgia Chapter and the Higher Education (HE-SRT) – Security Round Table; and served on the Editorial Board of the EDUCAUSE Security Guide (2015-2016).

CISSP Certified

Lean Six Sigma certified sigma

Hosted The 2015 USG Information Security Officers Conference