Joe Barnes is Chief Privacy and Security officer and Assistant HIPAA Privacy and Security official at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He leads and oversees the execution of the university’s privacy, information security, and HIPAA programs, focusing on policy, risk, compliance management, training and awareness, and cybersecurity operations. Barnes has more than twenty years of experience in information technology, in both the public and private sectors; for the past decade, his work has focused on privacy, information security, and risk. He is a certified information systems security professional. Barnes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and a master of business administration degree from Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi.