Profiles in Leadership: Fred Kwong

DeVry CISO on Managing Security, Change in the Transformed Education Industry
Fred Kwong, CISO & vice president, DeVry University, and CyberEdBoard executive member

In March of 2020, DeVry University had 40 active campuses across the United States. Then the pandemic hit, and those that were receiving on-site classes were swiftly converted to remote learning. The cybersecurity challenges were immediate and huge, and CISO Fred Kwong shares how he tackled them.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Kwong talks about:

  • Securing remote education;
  • His career path;
  • The parts of his CISO role that give him the most satisfaction.

Kwong is currently the CISO for DeVry University. He is a highly recognized thought leader in security and is often asked to speak and chair at national/international security conferences. Kwong serves on several advisory boards and is often asked to consult on matters of security and leadership.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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