University Technology Leader of the Year
Sol Bermann is the executive director of information assurance and chief information security officer for the University of Michigan. Appointed to the role in June 2019, Bermann is responsible for the university’s information assurance program. Since joining the university in 2011, Hermann has served as the university privacy officer, and IT policy and compliance strategist. In this role he has, among other things, provided strategic direction in how the institution engages cloud services; implemented the policy on the use of personally owned devices when working with sensitive data,; coordinated efforts related to securing sensitive research data, university data governance, and the development of proposed learning analytics guiding principles; and development of the university’s sensitive data guide to IT services.