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Krizi Trivisani has served as The George Washington University's Chief Security Officer since May 2000. She is responsible for developing and implementing a campus-wide security program that supports the academic and administrative use of information technologies in a distributed client/server environment. Working in conjunction with staff and personnel in other campus departments, she assumes the overall responsibility for ensuring processes are in place to assess and monitor the security of The George Washington University's computers, networks and data.
Ms. Trivisani sits on the University's Compliance and HIPAA Committees. She represents higher education on the Human Firewall Council and is an editorial advisor for the magazine CSO – Chief Security Officer, from the publishers of CIO Magazine. Her team's security program won the national Technology Forum's Best Practice Award in the category of Information Security for 2002. She has contributed to the White House's Homeland Cyber Security Initiative and is a member of the evaluation/recommendation team. She is also part of the URAC/NIST Security Health Care Certification and Accreditation Workgroup and is a member of the Secret Service's Electronic Crimes Task Force. She has previously worked on large security projects for both EDS and Bank of America. She has more than nine years of information security experience and more than 12 years of control and compliance experience.