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Nicol C. Lewis - Columbus State University

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Columbus State University

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Nicol Lewis

Chief Information Security Officer

Legal Affairs, Ethics, and Compliance, Office Of

Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 133

Education and Certifications

  • M.S., Valdosta State University
  • B.A., University of Georgia


Nicol C. Lewis is the Chief Information Security Officer for Columbus State University. Her role is to ensure that all the university‘s academic and operational data is protected and made accessible within the bounds of CSU and USG information security policies. She joined CSU in May 2021. Her 20-year career in information technology has included progressive duties in data security and cybersecurity, enterprise-wide IT risk management and compliance, and business continuity. In addition to her previous role as the CISO for the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, she has held similar positions with both the Georgia Technology Authority and Georgia Public Library Service. Her education and training background include being a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (EC-Council), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (ISACA), and a Georgia Cybersecurity Academy Graduate.

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