University Technology Leader of the Year
Paul Drake is an IT risk program manager at the University of Notre Dame. In this role, Drake is responsible for keeping the University of Notre Dame one step ahead of evolving cybersecurity threats. After identifying email spoofing attacks as a top threat, Drake oversaw the implementation of email security solutions that were both effective and user-friendly to ensure adoption. To date, these strategies have prevented over 1 million fraudulent emails from reaching university targets. He also oversaw the adoption of easy-to-use encryption technology, granting faculty and staff the assurance that sensitive data sent and received via email will remain secure.