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Mike Chapple

Adjunct Research Advisor

Dr. Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC’s IT Executive Programs (IEP), is Senior Director for IT Service Delivery at the University of Notre Dame. In this role, he oversees the information security, IT architecture, project management, strategic planning and IT compliance functions for the Office of Information Technologies. Mike also serves concurrently as an assistant professor in the University’s Computer Applications Department where he teaches an undergraduate course on Information Security.


Chapple previously served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President at Notre Dame for two years. Prior to that, he was program manager of the University’s Information Security Program and a consultant to the Notre Dame Alumni Association on alumni engagement initiatives. Before returning to Notre Dame, Mike served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Brand Institute, a Miami-based consulting firm. Dr. Chapple also spent four years in the information security research group at the National Security Agency and serving as an active duty intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. He is a technical editor for Information Security Magazine and has written over a dozen books.


  • Published Author, including CISSP Prep Guide (now in its sixth edition), Security+ Training Kit
  • Active Duty Intelligence Officer, U.S. Air Force
  • PhD, University of Notre Dame, Computer Science & Engineering
  • MBA, Auburn University
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Idaho
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, Computer Science & Engineering
Encryption: Six Principles That CIOs Need to Know

Mar 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43612618

by: Mike Chapple

This IDC Perspective identifies six principles that IT executives must understand about the use of encryption technology to protect sensitive information. Different encryption technologies exist to protect data that is stored at rest, in tr...
IDC PlanScape: Threat Hunting

Nov 2017 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US43208717

by: Mike Chapple

This IDC study explores threat hunting as an important aspect of cybersecurity."Threat hunting is the latest trend in cybersecurity analytics," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Organizations that a...
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