Paul Drake

Drake is the IT risk program manager at the University of Notre Dame.

University Technology Leader of the Year

Paul Drake is an IT risk program manager at the University of Notre Dame. In this role, Drake is responsible for keeping the University of Notre Dame one step ahead of evolving cybersecurity threats. After identifying email spoofing attacks as a top threat, Drake oversaw the implementation of email security solutions that were both effective and user-friendly to ensure adoption. To date, these strategies have prevented over 1 million fraudulent emails from reaching university targets. He also oversaw the adoption of easy-to-use encryption technology, granting faculty and staff the assurance that sensitive data sent and received via email will remain secure.

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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