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Deputy CIO

Provides executive leadership and oversees multiple operational and national leadership areas within the Office of the Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer (OVPIT).

Serving Indiana University and beyond

The Deputy CIO oversees the officers of the OVPIT cabinet which includes communications, cybersecurity, finance, health sciences information security, human resources, privacy, and coordinates responsibilities across the organization including the Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC), OmniSOC, and Pervasive Technology Institute.


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Rudeana Honeycutt

Administrative Assistant

Units reporting to the Deputy CIO

  • Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR)

    The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) was established by Indiana University in 2003 to provide the nation with leadership in applied cybersecurity technology, education, and policy guidance.

  • Chief Privacy Officer

    Leads a system-wide program at IU of data privacy compliance, ranging from student, financial, and research data to health-based records for medical education, clinical trials, and patient care.

  • Communications Office

    As a strategic partner to UITS departments, the IT Communications Office (ITCO) builds awareness of IT resources in the IU community, manages UITS events, and tells the stories of IT at IU.

  • Emergency Management and Continuity

    Helps IU avoid critical IT system failures and outages by working with service owners to keep disaster recovery and business continuity plans up to date as well as running regular emergency preparedness exercises.

  • Finance Office

    The Finance Office provides financial management and support for all units within UITS and OVPIT, including timekeeping and payroll as well as research contracts and grants.

  • Health Sciences Information Security

    Health Sciences Information Security works to protect and secure patient and clinical research subject health information at Indiana University.

  • Human Resources

    The Human Resources Office for UITS and OVPIT develops strategies, programs, and services to ensure the availability of highly-motivated, well-trained, and results-oriented technology support professionals.

  • OmniSOC

    OmniSOC is the shared cybersecurity operations center for higher education and research. OmniSOC reduces the time from first awareness of a cybersecurity threat anywhere to mitigation everywhere for member institutions.

  • Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI)

    PTI is a collaborative organization of several research, development, and delivery centers and labs that use their collective skill set and advanced computing to rapidly address important social, scientific, and scholarly priorities.


    The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is a membership organization that aids and promotes cybersecurity operational protection and response within the research and higher education communities.

  • University Information Security Office

    The University Information Security Office (UISO) works with the University Information Policy Office to ensure a resilient and secure IT environment that protects IU information resources without impeding their widespread and appropriate use.