Mark Cather, JD, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at UMBC, has in depth knowledge of law and policy and over 20 years of experience in information technology, networking, communications, construction, privacy. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has a wide background in engineering and management, allowing him to work on everything from technical topics to the development of law and policy for technology and information. Mr. Cather regularly advises state and federal organizations and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international events.