Shaffer joined UTMB in 2001 and has been the Director of Information Security since 2006. He is responsible for maintaining oversight and control of UTMB's information resource security program. A primary goal of Shaffer and his security team is to provide a secure computing environment to facilitate the mission of UTMB, with minimal impact to the end-user or customer, while at the same time, maintaining compliance with a host of local, state and federal mandates.
Shaffer's entered the information security field in 1999 and has over 15 years of IT related experience. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is an active member of the International Information Systems Security Consortium and the UT System, Information Security Council.
Before joining UTMB, Shaffer spent four years with Sprint Enterprise Network Services as a Technology Solutions Consultant. He also served 20 years with the United Stated Marine Corps.