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Eric Weakland

Director, Information Security Office of Information Technology American University

Eric Weakland is the Director of Information Security for American University. He has over twenty five years’ experience in the Information Technology field, specializing in Information Security for the last eighteen. Before joining American University in 1996, he held positions in help desk management and computer training, working with major corporations and government agencies. While at AU, he has held positions as a Help Desk manager, network analyst, software analyst, PC support technician, Novell Netware administrator, systems programmer and information security engineer. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and a Master's of Science in Information Technology Management from American University's Kogod School of Business. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP #33180), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).  In his spare time, he is an amateur farmer, Cub Scout leader, enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.

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