Marcos is the Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer for the University of South Carolina (UofSC), where he leads the information security and digital accessibility programs and is a trusted advisor to the CIO and other university executives. Marcos is currently working to establish UofSC’s first enterprise-wide privacy program in partnership with the Office of General Counsel. Prior to returning to UofSC, Marcos served as the CISO-in-Residence for the SANS Technology Institute, and before that served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of South Carolina. Marcos began his IT career in 1995, where he served as his squadron’s system administrator in the United States Air Force and learned the importance of operational security. Marcos’ full-time information security career started at UoSC in 2004, where he also eventually earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. Marcos has earned and maintains current the following information security and privacy certifications: CISSP, CIPP/IT, CIPP/US, CIPM, and is a member of the IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) inaugural class.