About Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please email infosec@nd.edu.


Jason Williams – Director of Information Security & Compliance, M.S., CISSP

Jason joined the OIT in July 2009 as an identity and access management engineer, working on the LDAP directory, RADIUS, and Kerberos services. Prior to joining the University, Jason worked at the University of New Haven (UNH) as a system administrator and an instruction technology support specialist. UNH is also where he earned his master's degree in information protection. Jason joined the Information Security team in 2011 and became director in 2013. He also teaches Networking and Security for undergraduates at the Mendoza College of Business. Outside of work, Jason has a passion for running long distances, cold pints, and sunshine.

Brandon Bauer – Information Security Associate, GNSA

Brandon joined the University in November of 1999 in the Data Center monitoring the network. In 2003 he transitioned to the OIT Help Desk. There he served for seven years helping our users and building his customer service and troubleshooting skills. In 2010 he was promoted to his current role on the Information Security team as an Information Security Associate. Today, Brandon focuses on daily operations and has his GSNA certification.

Devin Collins – Information Security Professional, M.S.

Kolin Hodgson  – Information Security Specialist, B.S., CISSP, CISA

Kolin is currently Senior Information Security Specialist at the University of Notre Dame. He is an Indiana University grad with certifications from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (CISSP certification) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (CISA certification). In addition to Notre Dame, Kolin's 16 years in Information Security includes posts in Financial Services and Healthcare organizations. He has presented Information Security information and training sessions to thousands of students at the University of Notre Dame and area High Schools. He also presents Computer Security and privacy programs to Scout Troops, Parent Organizations and as a guest speaker in University computer classes

Zhen Liu  – Information Security Professional, M.S., CISA, CISM, GCED

Amanda Sarratore  – IT Compliance Program Coordinator, B.S., PCI ISA

Amanda joined the OIT in 2015 in the Arts & Letters Computing Office. She accepted her current role on the Infosec team in July of 2016. Amanda is a graduate of the University of TN and is certified by the PCI Council as an Internal Security Assessor for the University. She also has completed her Six Sigma Certification and Managing IT Projects Certification.  

James Smith  – Information Security Professional, M.S., GSEC, GPEN, GCFE