Edward Hudson has been named the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the University of Kansas (KU). Hudson will lead the information security strategy and operations for the university's educational campuses and working to ensure KU is using best practices to protect student, personnel and intellectual property information.

Hudson brings 20 years of IT security and IT governance experience to the role. He previously worked as the CISO for the California State University system, overseeing strategic information security and privacy efforts for the 23 campuses of the CSU system.

Hudson also served as Faculty Director for the EDUCAUSE Management Institute in Louisville, Colorado, where he helped oversee and lead management training sessions with a goal to improve the impact of information technology in higher education. He also worked as a Director of Security Services and maintains a number of professional certifications, including an information security manager certification.

Hudson holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in leadership from California State University San Bernardino, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at the University of Phoenix, Novato, California.