George Finney

University Technology Leader of the Year

George Finney is the chief information security officer at Southern Methodist University. As the university’s CISO, Finney has built a world-class security culture at SMU by utilizing fun and informative security awareness campaigns, community building activities and mentoring. He is also an award-winning author on information security and zero trust concepts that provide guidance in an easy to understand and fun way.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop & EdScoop at Scoop News Group. Williams has spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins-and-outs of state and local government as well as higher education. Williams started his journalism career in regional journalism in his native Pennsylvania, and also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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