Information Assurance Leadership Staff

Interim Chief Information Security Officer/University Privacy Officer—Sol Bermann
Sol Bermann (CIPP) is the University of Michigan Interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As 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. His charge also includes direct responsibility for ITS Information and Infrastructure Assurance, as well as Identity and Access Management.

Sol is also the university privacy officer and IT policy and compliance strategist. 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.

Assistant Director of Identity and Access Management—DePriest Dockins
DePriest Dockins is assistant 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. Along with Nimi Subramanian of Michigan Medicine, DePriest co-directs the Enterprise IAM program, which is charged with moving the entire university to a single IAM platform.

Chief Information Security Officer for Michigan Medicine—Jack Kufahl
Under the direction of the U-M CISO, Jack Kufahl is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining the Michigan Medicine information assurance program. He directs all information assurance activity across the academic medical center to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic information and IT/Information Service (IS) resources critical to the tripartite mission of patient care, research, and education at Michigan Medicine.

Assistant Director of Information and Infrastructure Assurance Operations—Mike Lowry
Mike Lowry (CISM, CRISC) is the assistant director and service owner/manager for Information Assurance Operations, which includes attack recognition and mitigation, disaster recovery/business continuity planning, risk analysis, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, unit-focused security, and more.

University IT Security Architect—Dennis Neil
Dennis Neil (CISSP), is the IT security architect. He supports IIA'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.

Administrative Assistant—Kim Wheeler
Kim Wheeler is the IIA office senior administrative assistant. She supports the IA leadership team, coordinates education and awareness events, budget management, and much more.