"Risk management is a foundation for cybersecurity in which you'll learn enough to get you informed and to see whether cybersecurity is the path that you want to take. As for the program as a whole, it's a great program to be in because security is in the mind of every single company, be it small or large, and it will only grow exponentially."
- Master of Information Assurance and Security – Davenport University, 2012
My mother was my inspiration to finish my bachelor's; I made her proud before she passed away. I continued on that motivation and finished my master's as well. Now, I'm able to impart the knowledge that I've gained throughout my years to freshmen and senior students and equip them with the knowledge they need to become the next IT or cyber security professional.
In which online degree program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
IA 202L4: Risk-Vulnerability Analysis
What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?
[ They learn a ] comprehensive view of managing risk in information systems. It covers the fundamentals of risk and risk management and also includes in-depth details on more comprehensive risk management topics. It is divided into three major parts: 1) Risk Management Businesses Challenges, 2) Mitigating Risk, which focuses on risk assessments and 3) Risk Mitigation Plans.
What advice would you give to those considering this online degree program?
Risk management is a foundation for cyber security in which you'll learn enough to get you informed and to see whether cyber security is the path that you want to take. As for the program as a whole, it's a great program to be in because security is in the mind of every single company, be it small or large, and it will only grow exponentially. So from a knowledge perspective, you'll gain invaluable in-depth information and skills that prepare you for certifications which in turn make you invaluable for companies to fight to hire you!
Why did you start teaching?
Not for the money, but for the passion that I have for imparting knowledge, growing and cultivating IT professionals. I think I get it from my mother (RIP); she was a high school teacher.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"CISSP For Dummies"
Tell us something that your students might find interesting, something they may not know about you.
I have twin daughters that are 4 years old, and I travel for work.