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Christian Hamer is the Chief Information Security Officer at Harvard University.  Christian leads the University’s information security program, which includes oversight of the University-wide information security policy.  His team provides security education and awareness across Harvard, ensures compliance with relevant regulatory obligations, and manages the University’s information security operations.

Prior to being named CISO in 2013, Christian worked in several information security roles at Harvard, including Director of Security Architecture & Engineering and Senior Information Security Architect. He joined the University in 2007.

Before working at Harvard, Christian was an independent information security consultant.  From 1994 to 2005, he worked at Banta Integrated Media, an early web application development company.

Christian graduated from MIT in 1994 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and received his master’s in engineering management from the Gordon Institute at Tufts University in 2002.  He holds various security credentials, including CISSP and CISM and a number of GIAC certifications.  In 2017, Christian was recognized by F5 Networks and Hot Topics as a “Top 100 Global CISO.”

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