With more than 15 years of experience in the Security, Risk and Resiliency profession, Helen Patton (CRISC, CISA) brings a wealth of experience in managing technology and operational risk for global organizations, and advocates using Information Risk and Security Operational Management to enable the mission of the Institution.

Since July 2013 Helen has assumed the role of Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University, where she manages a Security Operations and Services team, as well as overseeing Information Risk and Control Governance across University units.  The Security team is responsible for University policies and standards related to Information Security, as well as providing Security Services to address control requirements outlined in the University Information Security Standard.  Helen chairs the University Information Security Advisory Board, which governs the execution of the Information Security Standard.

Prior to working at OSU, Helen spent nine years in a Fortune 50 Financial Services firm, where she was responsible for creating Risk and Resiliency programs and operations which delivered pragmatic risk delivery capabilities to internal and external clients, in areas such as SOX/SSAE16 oversight, vulnerability management, mobile technologies, cyber security, business continuity and operations Management.

Helen holds certifications as a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified In Risk and Systems Control, from ISACA.  She is also a member of the Information Systems Security Association and the CISO Executive Roundtable.