The InfoSec Team

Eric Jacobsen Director, Information Security

Eric Jacobsen is the Director ad interim of BU Information Security where he leads the university’s effort to secure data and assist the university with meeting its compliance obligations.  He is currently a member of the FBI National InfraGard Program, an association of business, academic, and state and local law enforcement agency representatives dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the US. A recipient of BU’s bachelor of chemistry and master of criminal justice degrees, Mr. Jacobsen has worked as systems administrator, programmer, and most recently as the Manager of Information Security Architecture and Engineering.  He holds CISSP, GISP, ITIL and TOGAF certifications and has been actively engaged in computer security since 1997.

Joanne Kelly Information Security Analyst, Sr. Consultant, CISM

Joanne is among the original InfoSec  team members as an employee with over 40 years’ experience with Boston University. She was a member of the university-wide committee that drafted and published the Boston University Information Security Policy and the Conditions of Use & Policy on Computing Ethics and Guidelines. She developed security architecture and the automated on-line request system for the Departmental Security Administrator (DSA) and Data Trustee system currently in place. Joanne is senior level support for over 3000 users, the Legacy Systems and 2-Factor Authentication. She is a member of ISSA and ISACA.

Tammy Pruneau SAP Security Administrator

Tammy Pruneau is a graduate of Boston University. She has been a member of the team as a student employee since 1995 and a full-time member since 1998. She began her career as a Security Administrator I and is now a Senior Security Analyst.  In 2010, Tammy joined the BUWorks project as the Information Security liaison in 2010. She has spent the past year learning the SAP system and is currently implementing the security administration for the three phases of the project.  Tammy is ITIL v3 Foundations certified and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Security

Melissa Brassil Information Security Administrator III

Melissa is a graduate of Boston University and has been a member of the Information Security team since 2005.  She started off as as a student employee with IS&T (formerly Information Technology) assisting with Kerberos account issues.  Melissa moved over to the Information Security team learning the Mainframe system and continuing on with Windows Servers, AIX and Linux.  Melissa’s primary focus is administration of the University Document Imaging system, departmental firewalls and SSL certificates

Lora Fulton Information Security Investigator, GCIH, GCFA, ACE

Lora has been working for BU since July of 1997 when she was the LAN administrator for the Pappas Law Library.  Prior to BU, Lora worked in various computer support roles, mostly in legal industry, all over the United States and Canada.  In February of 2001 Lora joined the Incident Response Team (IRT) and soon became the primary incident handler for BU. Since joining the Incident Response Team, Lora has earned both her GCIA Incident Handler (GCIH) and GCIA Forensic Analyst (GCFA) certifications.  In March of 2011, Lora was promoted to Information Security Investigator and began a more formal focus on her computer forensic skills.  Lora is currently a member in good standing with both the FBI National InfraGard Program and the High Technology Crime Investigations Association and also has her Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE) certification

Lydia Tempesta Information Security Administrator II

Lydia is a 2011 graduate of Boston University and has been a member of Information Security as a student employee since 2009. In 2011 she joined the team as a full-time member to support front line business and Departmental Security Administrator needs

Alex Noga Information Security Administrator I

Alex has been working for Boston University since June 2012, where he began as a Desktop Support Specialist at the Framingham Hearst Study. In January of 2014 Alex joined the InfoSec team to help support front line security operation’s needs. Alex holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology from Western New England University with a minor in computer forensics. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in security from Boston University.