Information Security Office
301 University Blvd
Suite 4.440
Galveston, TX 77555-0113

Phone: 409.772.3838


About The Information Security Office and Staff

Role, Function and Responsibilities

The Office of Information Security (OIS) is charged with the development and enforcement of policies, procedures and practices, maintains an up-to-date information security program and monitors the effectiveness of defined security controls. The OIS will also ensure that the confidentiality and integrity of all information resources (IR) and submits status reports, at least annually to the IRM as to the effectiveness of the overall information resources security program.

Workload and Staffing

Information Resource Security policy and program development

1 Information Security Officer

- program management
- security oversight
- policy development,
- enforcement and investigatory requirements
- compliance training delivery

Information Security Analysis

2 Information Security Analysts

- eDiscovery, open records, compliance related tasks, investigations
- standards development augmentation
- security log/alert monitoring and reporting
- risk management
- compliance training management
- incident response

 Information Security Staff
Bob Shaffer

Robert Shaffer "Bob" joined UTMB in 2001 and has been the Director of Information Security since 2006. He is responsible for maintaining oversight and control of UTMB's information resource security program. Bob entered the information security field in 1999 and has over 15 years of IT related experience. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is an active member of the International Information Systems Security Consortium and the UT System, Information Security Council.

Copy of DSC_0645.JPG John Blankenship “Jack”  joined the Information Security team in May of 2012 and has worked in the Information Technology field since 2001.  After spending three years as the lead Desktop Support person at Galveston College, Jack joined Information Services at UTMB in 2004 providing Desktop Support services to numerous departments.    Now with the Information Security team, Jack is tasked with performing Risk Assessments to the different capacities within UTMB along with daily compliance monitoring and project assistance.  Jack’s certifications include MCSA, CompTIA A+ and Network+.
Louis Perrin Louis Perrin joined the Information Services Security Administration team in March, 2005 with 22 years of I.T. experience (16 yrs. with NASA contractors, and 6 in private sector enterprises).  Louis’ first I.S Security project with UTMB was the consolidation of five required security related online training courses into a single “Information Protection” course.  Louis’ I.T. certifications include CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+, as well as Novell’s Certified Netware Engineer (CNE).