Information and Infrastructure Assurance Staff
Chief IT Security Officer
IT Security Staff
Sol Bermann is the manager for the university's efforts related to privacy, IT policy development, and business continuity. Sol received his B.A. from Beloit College, an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from Ohio State University. Prior to joining U-M in 2011, he was Director of Global Privacy for Walmart. In that role he provided subject matter expertise on privacy and data protection laws, regulations, and best practices; assisted in developing awareness and training initiatives; and worked collaboratively across the Walmart enterprise on matters related to: uses of data, global data-flows, information security, emerging technology trends, and fraud and identity theft issues. Before joining Walmart, Sol was the Chief Privacy Officer for the State of Ohio.
Kelly Burns (CISSP) is a data security analyst. Kelly has been working for the University of Michigan since 2000. Before joining IIA, she worked for University Housing as a senior system administrator and was Housing's security coordinator. Kelly graduated from Indiana University, majoring in Spanish and telecommunications. She also has a master's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan.
Kevin Cheek (CISSP) is the university's IT Security Incident Response Coordinator. He joined IIA in 2008 as a university security analyst working in IIA's Managed Security Services. Kevin has been working for the University of Michigan since 1994. He spent 10 years with the Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, performing computer support and systems administration, and five years at the School of Public Health as a systems administrator and security administrator.
Ross Geerlings is a data security analyst, specializing in Windows security. Prior to joining U-M in 2007, Ross worked as a systems administrator and network administrator. He received his B.S. in computer science from Michigan State University in 2001.
Rick Getchell is a senior university security analyst on the technical services team. He is currently leading network attack recognition for the university. Since joining IIA in 2006, Rick has also been responsible for the university-wide vulnerability scanning efforts. He led the development of what is now IIA Managed Security Services from its inception to becoming a production offering. Prior to joining the team, Rick was security/network administrator and director of desktop support at the U-M School of Dentistry, where he began at U-M in 1998. Rick received his B.A. degree from Cornerstone University in 1991.
Ryan Gray is a network security analyst, specializing in Check Point. Prior to joining U-M in 2009, Ryan worked as a firewall support technician and deployment engineer for Chrysler and Internet Security Systems (now IBM MSS).
Chad Hrivnyak (CISSP) is a data security analyst intermediate. His current focus is campus firewalling and unit security work. Previously, Chad worked as the network security architect at The University of Toledo for 10 years. Before that he was a Checkpoint engineer at Netrex/ISS in Southfield, Michigan. He graduated from The University of Toledo with a major in psychology and a minor in astrophysics. In his spare time he enjoys extreme freestyle walking, symmetrical book stacking, and appearing in the background of live TV broadcasts.
Alan Levy is the IT Policy and Compliance Lead responsible for campus and ITS policy development. Alan has worked for U-M campus IT organizations since 2007, first as director of communications for Information Technology Central Services and then with ITS Communications. He worked for U-M University Housing for more than 25 years prior to the IT positions, serving as the director of public affairs and information for more than 15 years. Alan received his B.A. from Middlebury College and did additional graduate work in political science and international relations at U-M.
Dennis Neil is a CISSP and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He is a senior security analyst specializing in incident response, intrusion detection, network and application security. Dennis was a founding member of the security team supporting administrative services and was instrumental in the initial rollout of the Virtual Firewall on campus. Dennis started in IT while serving in the U.S. Navy, where he received three meritorious advancements and went on as a civilian to support Naval Sea Systems Command in Arlington, Virginia, as well as to serve as the lead network engineer for Virginia's second largest public school system. Before discovering an interest in IT security, Dennis worked as an apprentice private investigator, was an aspiring novelist, and performed stand-up comedy.
Jim Neuvirth is the Enterprise Continuity Lead for the university. Jim has a B.S. degree in Computer Systems, an A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and is certified in ITIL Foundations Management. Jim served as Security Administrator for a global retail manufacturer and as IT Project Manager, Disaster Recovery Coordinator, and IT Auditor for a Michigan-based bank. Jim's healthcare background includes roles as Technical and Network Services Manager for Cerner Corp. and CSC Healthcare.
Will Rhee is a university security analyst with the university's User Advocate team, which handles IT abuse complaints. Will earned bachelor's degrees in anthropology and political science from the University of Michigan in 1988 and has been a staff member since 1995. Prior to working with the UA, Will was a computer systems consultant and data jockey for the Information Technology Division.
Kirk Soluk is an information systems security manager with IIA, where he works on intrusion detection, incident response, vulnerability analysis, and security assessments. Kirk also serves as the IIA technical services team lead, which encompasses vulnerability management, attack detection and mitigation, risk management, technical education, security strategies, and consulting. Kirk is an EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT). Kirk graduated from the U-M College of Engineering in 1987, and earned a master's degree in computer science from Michigan State University. Prior to joining U-M in 2004, Kirk worked at Microsoft for 11 years. He began as an infrastructure consultant, then became a program manager in the Windows Core Security group, where he was responsible for improving the default out-of-box security for Windows. He was also responsible for the development of several Windows security management tools, including Security Templates and the Security Configuration Wizard, for which he received three patents.
Jim Sweeton leads the User Advocate team and serves as the university's listserver administrator.
Jeff Tomaszewski (CISSP) is the Risk Management Lead within IIA. Jeff earned a B.S. degree in computer information systems from Saginaw Valley State University and a master's in liberal studies from Eastern Michigan University in information security. Jeff served for many years in the IIA Managed Security Services group. Prior to this role, Jeff was on staff at the U-M ITCS Network Operations Center and later at Merit Network, Inc., where he served in many capacities. Jeff holds certifications from GIAC in Forensics and Intrusion Prevention Systems.
Kim Wheeler is the IIA office senior administrative assistant. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University. Kim joined U-M in 1994 and has worked in MAIS User Services, where she was a computer system consultant at the MAIS Help Desk, and in User Services administration.
|Last modified May 13, 2013|