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Anthony M. Newman to Lead REN-ISAC Cybersecurity Center

Anthony Newman


Indiana University (IU) has appointed Anthony M. Newman as executive director of the REN-ISAC (Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center) cybersecurity organization, which serves over 740 member institutions and is based at the Bloomington campus. Newman started in his new role on Aug. 21 and brings 20-plus years' experience in government and education, most recently as the chief information security officer at Purdue University.

Newman has successfully facilitated various initiatives, led teams, and handled risk management "while demonstrating the strategic thinking skills necessary to further REN-ISAC's mission in strengthening cybersecurity within the research and education communities," the university said.

"As we continue to prioritize cybersecurity and innovation, Anthony's extensive expertise in strategic planning and organizational leadership makes us confident that he will successfully continue advancing the REN-ISAC, and IU's leadership in cybersecurity more broadly," said Rob Lowden, vice president for IT and chief information officer at IU.

"I feel incredibly honored to step into the role of executive director at REN-ISAC," Newman said. "Together we will work diligently to strengthen cybersecurity within the research and education community, creating a resilient environment."

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