José Domínguez, Chief Security Information Officer

José has spent the last 29 years at the University of Oregon managing cybersecurity risks, building more secure networks and systems infrastructure, and deploying emerging technologies. During his two years as interim CISO, José was responsible for defining the UO’s cybersecurity strategy, overseeing cybersecurity operations, and managing information security risk and compliance for the university. He introduced several new programs, including vulnerability management, email security, and simulated phishing educational campaigns. José previously served as Director of Information Security Services and Information Assurance in the Information Security Office.

Prior to that, José spent 24 years in network engineering at the UO, including as network architect and as interim director of the Network for Education and Research in Oregon, the predecessor to Link Oregon. Among other things, he designed and operated the Oregon Gigapop and the Oregon Internet Exchange as well as several generations of the UO network that act as the foundation for our current network.

José was also a Fulbright Scholar 1992–1996 and has worked on projects funded by the Organization of American States and the World Bank to increase access to technology for K-12 and higher education institutions in several countries. He has also worked with the UO’s Network Startup Resource Center and the Escuela Latino Americana de Redes ( EsLaRed ), providing strategic training and technical advice for networking and security projects in emerging markets.