Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile
Title: Chief Information Security Officer
Senior Management Area: Office of Information Technology
Class Year: 2013
Richard Biever is Duke University's chief information security officer and director of identity management. The IT Security Office facilitates IT security initiatives for the university, working closely with our counterparts in the Duke health system, and coordinates campus-wide security efforts through the Security Liaisons Group, which comprises IT security people from departments and schools across Duke. The identity management team manages Duke's electronic identities (also known as NetIDs) as well as the mechanisms used for user authentication and authorization.
Richard joined Duke in February 2011, after previously holding positions with the Georgia Institute of Technology's Office of Information Technology and Hewlett Packard.
Richard is an experienced security professional with SANS GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GSED) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credentials. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in international relations from Georgia State University.