- President's Medal for Excellence (2020)
- Bloomington, Indiana
- Presenter: Brad C. Wheeler
Mark Bruhn has been with Indiana University for 30 years. In the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO (OVPIT), Mark provided executive leadership for activities related to security of computer and telecommunications systems; appropriate collection, deployment, handling, privacy, and security of institutional and personal data and databases; and plans and procedures for the continuity and recovery of information systems supporting critical business processes. Previously in OVPIT, he was Associate Vice President for Telecommunications and Chief IT Security and Policy Officer.
Mark also served in the Office of the Vice President for University Regional Affairs Planning and Policy (OVPURAPP), in which he provided executive leadership and oversight for and advises the Vice President and President on issues related to emergency preparedness, planning, and response; policing and community safety; homeland security; emergency communications; business and academic continuity; physical security of facilities; and environmental health and safety.
In 2002, he was instrumental in establishing the IU-based Research and Educational Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) and served as its Executive Director.
Mark was an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and contributed to student education in cybersecurity and other assurance topics through guest lectures and course development.
Mark was a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in the United States Air Force for more than eight years. He served at various locations as NCO-in-Charge of Air Defense and Electronic Warfare Operations.
Mark graduated from Edgewood High School in Ellettsville, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Park University (Missouri), and has an Associate of Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force. He also holds two security management-related professional certifications - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).