Mark Bruhn

Mark S. Bruhn

Associate Vice President

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Mark Bruhn has been with Indiana University for 25 years, and is currently Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance.

In the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO (OVPIT), Mark provides executive leadership for activities related to security of computer and telecommunications systems; appropriate collection, deployment, handling, privacy, and security of institutional and personal data and databases; and plans and procedures for the continuity and recovery of information systems supporting critical business processes.  Previously in OVPIT, he was Associate Vice President for Telecommunications and Chief IT Security and Policy Officer (

Mark also serves in the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Regional Affairs Planning and Policy (OEVPURAPP), in which he provides executive leadership and oversight for and advises the Vice President and President on issues related to: emergency preparedness, planning, and response; policing and community safety; homeland security; emergency communications; business and academic continuity; enterprise risk management; physical security of facilities; and environmental health and safety (

Mark also serves IU as Associate Director (Operations and Practices) in the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.  (  In 2002 he was instrumental in establishing the IU-based Research and Educational Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC, at and serves on its Executive Advisory Group.

Mark is an adjunct faculty member in the Indiana University School of Informatics and contributes to student education in cybersecurity and other assurance topics through guest lectures and course development.

Mark was a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in the United States Air Force for more than eight years.  He served at various locations as NCO-in-Charge of Air Defense and Electronic Warfare Operations.

Mark graduated from Edgewood High School in Ellettsville, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Park University (Missouri), and has an Associate of Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force. 

Selected National Leadership, Publications, and Presentations

  • Founding member, Executive Committee of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Task Force on Network and Systems Security.
  • Past co-Chair of the Security Education and Awareness and Security Policies and Legal Issues initiatives of the Task Force. ( )
  • Bruhn, M., M. Gettes, and A. West. (2003) Identity and Access Management and Security in Higher Education. EDUCAUSE Quarterly. Volume 26; Number 4; 12-16
  • Bruhn, M., and R. Petersen. (2003). Planning for Improved Security. EDUCAUSE Review. November/December 2003; 98-99
  • Bruhn, M. and R. Petersen. (2003). Policy Development for Information Security. Computer and Network Security in Higher Education. Ed. M. Luker and R. Petersen. San Francisco , CA : Jossey-Bass, 2003. 59-71.

Recent Blog posts by this author

  • In response to understandably heightened campus concerns, IUPD will augment BPD coverage of areas within 2-3 blocks of campus
  • Why didn't we issue an IU Alert related to the exchange of gunfire between police and two individuals near campus on Sunday, Nov 9?
  • The decision to issue an IU Notify emergency alert is the right call to help students and employees avoid injuries (or worse) resulting from an immediate threat. On th