Mark S. Bruhn

Associate Vice President

Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs; Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
2427 E. Second St.
Bloomington, IN


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Park University, Missouri
  • Associate of Science, Community College of the Air Force, Alabama
  • Edgewood High School, Ellettsville, Indiana


As member of the senior staff in both the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO and the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs, Mark Bruhn oversees and advises university leadership on strategy, policy, and execution for a variety of areas designed to maintain an appropriate level of assurance in university operations and activities: cybersecurity, personal and institutional privacy, information management, emergency preparedness and response, administrative and academic continuity, policing and community safety, homeland security, emergency communications, enterprise risk management, university event management, and environmental health and safety.

Bruhn is co-founder and provides oversight for the IU-based Research and Educational Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC), and serves as an associate director of the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the IU School of Informatics and Computing, and contributes to student education in cybersecurity and other assurance topics. Bruhn has been with IU for nearly 30 years, having joined the university as a student intern after an 8-year stint in the United States Air Force.  

Presentations and Publications

  • 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.

Other Activities

Bruhn 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.