On May 18, 2022, Helen Norris will testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in a hearing titled Cybersecurity in the Health and Education Sectors.
Norris, Chapman University vice president and chief information officer and nationally-recognized expert in the field of higher education information technology, will serve as an expert witness to discuss top cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the health and education sectors. She will address actions entities within these sectors have taken to effectively prevent, mitigate and respond to cybersecurity challenges, and the impacts of cyber threats and attacks on students, staff, patients and families.
Also providing expert testimony will be Denise Anderson, president and CEO of Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center; Joshua Corman, founder of I Am The Cavalry; and Amy McLaughlin, cybersecurity program director for the Consortium of School Networking.
As Chapman’s CIO, Norris is responsible for all technology at the institution, including Chapman’s cybersecurity practice. She has worked in higher education for almost 20 years and has held leadership positions on multiple boards. Norris currently serves as the chair of EDUCAUSE, the nation’s largest community of campus leaders advancing higher education through the use of information technology. Previously Norris was chair of the National Endowment for Financial Education. As a vocal and effective advocate for women in STEM fields, Norris also serves on the board of advisors for Southern California Society for Information Management, EmpowHER and is a supporter of Women in Technology International and Advancing Women in Technology.