Ed HudsonChief Information Security Officer
California State University
Ed Hudson is the Chief Information Security Officer for the California State University (CSU) system. He has been with the CSU since 2009 holding roles both on campus and at the Chancellors Office, leading efforts to define and implement information security strategy, requirements and scope; allocating appropriate resources, and managing information security projects, investigations and efforts across the CSU. Ed has presented on numerous occasions to various groups on topics related to information security and the integration of diversity in information technology in higher education Before joining the CSU, Ed held various senior leadership positions in data encryption, web application security and network security organizations, providing customers with solution oriented security consulting. In these roles, he was responsible for responding to and leading complex investigations into external and internal computer security incidents with Fortune 500 companies and for implementing enterprise wide information security solutions, technologies and programs. Prior to entering private industry Ed spent 15 years as a police officer, detective and investigations supervisor with agencies on both the East and West Coasts. He has testified as an expert regarding computer crime evidence in California Superior Courts and was a founding member of the Northern California High Tech Crimes Task Force. Ed is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology. He is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Public Administration Leadership and is a current member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).