Interim Chief Information Security Officer

Nick Tripp is the Interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Duke University. His journey at Duke began as a security analyst, focusing on vulnerability management where his work with honeypots became the Duke STINGAR project. He advanced through various roles within the IT Security Office, including engineering lead and senior management positions. His breadth of IT experience encompasses systems administration, network operations, security engineering, as well as a deep understanding of cybersecurity. 

In his current role as Interim CISO, Nick oversees the IT Security Office, which is responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining a robust information security program to safeguard Duke's data and infrastructure. This includes implementing university security policy, monitoring events, managing threats and vulnerabilities, as well as incident management. Additionally, Nick oversees the OIT Identity and Access Management team, which manages electronic identities and access for the Duke community, including NetID assignment and multi-factor authentication. 

He has been working in higher education IT since 2000 and has focused on information security since 2008. He is certified as both a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a GIAC Certified Information Handler.