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Information Security

Northwestern is committed to protecting the University's informational assets and providing essential resources to help members of the Northwestern Community fully participate in this effort.

Nowell Arnold

Associate Director, Information Security; Deputy CISO, Information Security

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Nowell Arnold joined Northwestern in June, 2018 as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. He works closely with business and technology leaders across the University to assess and manage information security risks; provides key support in identifying and managing the complete lifecycle of the University’s security technology; and oversees staff and daily operations of the Information Security Office of Northwestern IT. Prior to this, Nowell held progressively increasing roles in information security and networking positions in the financial services sector. Nowell is a Certified Information System Security Professional with a degree in Analytical Chemistry.

Roger Safian

Lead Data Security Analyst, Information Security

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Roger Safian has worked for Northwestern University, where he earned his BS, for over 35 years. The last 30 have been in information security, and he is currently a lead data security analyst. He helps oversee a diverse network of 20,000 hosts and more than 35,000 users.  Roger has been involved in a variety of computer security related groups, including FIRST and the Big Ten Computer Security Working Group.

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