Information Assurance Leadership Staff

Executive Director of Information Assurance and Chief Information Security Officer—Sol Bermann
Sol Bermann (CIPP). As chief information security officer (CISO), Sol is responsible for the university's information assurance (IT security, privacy, IT policy, compliance, and enterprise continuity) program, including Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, and Michigan Medicine. He is also the executive director of ITS Information and Infrastructure Assurance, which includes Identity and Access Management. He provides thought leadership in shaping institutional policy and practices and participates in the national discourse on privacy, IT security, and policy issues of strategic concern to higher education.

Director of Identity and Access Management—DePriest Dockins
DePriest Dockins is director and service owner for Identity and Access Management (IAM), which includes U-M computing account management, authentication (Shibboleth, two-factor, and more), directory services (MCommunity and Active Directory), federation (InCommon membership), identification (Mcard), and provisioning/deprovisioning of IT services.

IT Security Design and Engineering Manager—Dennis Neil
Dennis Neil (CISSP) supports IA's security architecture efforts across the Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn campuses, as well as Michigan Medicine. His responsibilities include security architectural review of new products and services and ensuring alignment of security efforts across all U-M campuses.

Information Systems Security Manager—Asmat Noori
Asmat Noori (CISM) manages IA operations, which includes include managed security services, unit operations, software and application security, and PCI support. His team's responsibilities include providing support to campus units on key IT security efforts, performing risk assessments of critical systems and those hosting high/restricted data, collaborating on compliance issues, and assisting with incident response.

Assistant Director of Privacy and IT Policy—Svetla Sytch
Svetla Sytch is responsible for crafting strategies and leading operational efforts that weave privacy, IT policy, and data governance into the way the university engages in its teaching, learning, research, and administrative activities.

Executive Assistant—Kim Wheeler
Kim Wheeler is the IA executive assistant. She supports the IA leadership team, coordinates education and awareness events, performs budget management, and much more.