Helen Patton

Helen Patton is the Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University, where she manages the Enterprise Security team and oversees Information Risk and Control Governance across University units. With more than 20 years of experience in the Security, Risk and Resiliency profession, Helen Patton (CRISC, CISA) brings a wealth of experience in managing information, technology and operational risk for global organizations, and advocates using Information Risk and Security Management to enable the mission of the Institution.

Prior to working at Ohio State, Helen spent nine years in a Fortune 50 Financial Services firm, where she was responsible for creating Risk and Resiliency programs and operations which delivered pragmatic risk delivery capabilities to internal and external clients, in areas such as SOX/SSAE16 oversight, vulnerability management, mobile technologies, cyber security, business continuity, and operations Management.

Helen has a Master’s degree in Public Policy, and holds certifications as a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified In Risk and Systems Control, from ISACA.  She is also a member of the State of Ohio Attorney General Cybersecurity Advisory Board, the Information Systems Security Association, Women for Economic and Leadership Development, and the CISO Executive Roundtable.