Robert Smith

UCTech Profile
University of California, Office of the President
Robert Smith, CISSP, PMP
Systemwide IT Policy Director
Before joining the University of California Office of the President’s Systemwide CISO’s office, Robert Smith was the senior director of technology for student affairs at UC Riverside. He has been with the University of California since 2011 and was the lead for IT security and compliance, software development, infrastructure, services, and program management at UCR. Robert’s experience covers multiple industry areas, including; FDA/HIPAA regulated, DoD, corporate environments, and product development environments. Notably, he ran enterprise endpoint security product development and other projects during his years at Symantec. He participates in UC-wide security initiatives that focus on shared services, PCI, and HIPAA. Robert also helps coordinate incident response and intelligence sharing with ISACs and law enforcement. He has written articles and short stories on security, compliance, and IT for the Journal of GxP Compliance. Robert regularly speaks on IT and security topics at multiple events, including the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference, NH-ISAC Summits, University of California Information Security Symposiums, and University of California Cyber Security Summits, among others.