The University of Tennessee, Division of Technology Solutions, Information Security Office (UT DTS ISO) works to maintain security of all the University of Tennessee campuses. The UT DTS ISO is a System Administration department that provides presence on each campus, as well as coverage for the UT Institute of Agriculture sites in each county and the Institute for Public Services sites across the state. To address the services, it must provide to the university, the UT DTS ISO assigns the following roles and responsibilities to its staff:

Robert Ridenour, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)


Robert Ridenour, CISO

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads Information Security Community of Practice as part of the UTSA IT Governance Program
  • Information Security Policy & Administration


Stephen Brown, PCI Program Coordinator

Stephen Brown

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the University’s departmental PCI DSS assessment program
  • Assists with key security programs including vulnerability management, awareness, and risk management


David Manuel, Security Administrator

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating the UTSA ITS internal security program including security plans and documentation
  • Focused on vulnerability management and assists with other key security programs including awareness and risk management