Fordham IT’s Jason Benedict, executive director of Information Security, has been chosen as one of 25 2010 CIO Ones To Watch by the CIO Executive Council. The CIO council honors the highest level of achievement among men and women in the next generation of top IT leadership, those that “epitomize the spirit of business technology leadership.”
During his 18-year career at Fordham, Benedict has been the director of computer services and the assistant director of information systems and planning at Fordham Law. Today he oversees a staff or two in managing IT security as well as IT risk and data integrity. His department protects the University from hackers, viruses, worms, spam, phishing schemes and identity theft.
“I did every role in IT on my way up,” Benedict said.
The CIO council is a business unit of International Data Group, the largest technology media company in the world. Benedict and the other recipients are being honored tonight at the annual 2010 CIO Leadership Event in Colorado Springs, CO. He will also be recognized in the May issue of CIO Magazine, the co-producer of the national awards.