Stefan Wahe

Email: stefan.wahe@wisc.edu

Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Chief Information Officer

2020 Session

Title: The Art of Influencing Change


2019 Session

Title: System Categorization and Scoring Risk


Biography

Stefan has been working for UW-Madison since 2001.  In February 2020, he stepped into the role of CIO/IT Director for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Previously, Stefan worked in the cybersecurity space as the UW-Madison Deputy Chief Information Office, Assistant Director of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance, as well as the campus HIPAA Security Officer.  Stefan’s accomplishments range from establishing mandatory access control processes for enterprise applications, to developing standards for assisting the security of identity management systems.  He played a prominent role in the re-branding of the UW-Madison Officer of Cybersecurity as well as drafting the 2015-2029 Cybersecurity Strategic plan. Stefan has been largely focused on leading efforts to identify and assess risk.  Previous to his higher education experience, he worked for the Wisconsin State Legislature to automate and secure the bill drafting process. Stefan’s work includes publishing the Open Enterprise Security Architecture (O-ESA): A Framework and Template for Policy-Driven Security.  He has passed the Certified Information System Security (CISSP). You can follow Stefan on Twitter @StefanWahe