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Mary Dickerson

Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
UTHealth Houston

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Mary Dickerson is Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for UTHealth Houston.  As CISO, she is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of information security practices, encompassing a range of activities from compliance to identity and access management.  Ms. Dickerson has a BS from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston and holds a variety of industry certifications including: CISM, CISSP and PMP. In 2023, Ms. Dickerson was named a Top Global CISO by Cyber Defense Magazine.


Ms. Dickerson is a member of the leadership team of CyberHouston as well as other information security advisory committees, boards and special interest groups. She has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Texas Cybersecurity Council, an appointed member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Committee (DPIAC) and the FBI InfraGard Houston Chapter Board of Directors. Believing in the value of all forms of community service and the critical role of first responders, Ms. Dickerson is a 25+ year member of the Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department and an Accredited Basic Firefighter for the State of Texas. 

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