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Michael Dinkins
Sr. Information Security Officer
Information Security & Projects Office
CISSP, BS CompSci-Information Systems
  Michael-Dinkins@utc.edu
  (423) 425-4507
  (423) 425-2200
  Doctors Bldg Room 303

As UTC's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) my goal is to build an effective security program that supports the UTC mission.  I strive to foster increased awareness about cyber threats, our vulnerabilities and risks to the campus community.    I promote security industry standards, policies and best practices for all users and administrators of the UTC network. 


 

CAREER BACKGROUND

-- Director of Systems, Operations & Security, UTC.  January 2010 - April 2013

In the Fall of 2009 I applied for a Director's position and was offered the opportunity to work with a talented team in the Systems & Operations department.   There were numerous IT projects in progress around the campus during the period 2009-2013, and our goal in SysOps was to sustain daily operations and provide high availability of services while assisting in the implementation of various, significant new projects.  

-- Senior Security Analyst, University of Tn System Administration (UTSA), assigned to UTC. August 2008 – December 2010

-- Senior Information Security Architect, Director and Lead Engineer of Applications & Security at ISN, Chattanooga, TN.  May 1998 - August 2008

-- Pre/Post-Sales Support Engineer, LAN/WAN Designer, Planner, & Senior Systems & Networking Engineer, Citrix Solutions Engineer at Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, AL.  October 1983 - May 1998

 


  

I was asked to answer these questions...

1.  QUESTION:  When I'm not working in the dungeon, I'm most likely.....

     ANSWER:  Playing guitar.

2.  QUESTION:  Cats or Dogs? 

     ANSWER:  Cats.  

3.  QUESTION:  If you were a detective, who would be your sidekick?

     ANSWER:  Detective Gibson (The Fall)

4.  QUESTION:  What would you choose for a super power?

     ANSWER:  The United States of America.    (...or time traveling).

5.  QUESTION:  What is the farthest place you have traveled?

     ANSWER:  In excess of 700 feet below the surface of the ocean for 90 days.