Saint Peter’s University Announces the Creation of the Cyber Security Advisory Board
Jersey City, N.J. – May 16, 2017 – Saint Peter’s University today announced the creation of the University’s Cyber Security Advisory Board. In 2016, Saint Peter’s launched a master’s degree in cyber security and a Cyber Security Center, in addition to the pre-existing bachelor’s degree in cyber security. The Cyber Security Advisory Board was developed to advise, assist, support and advocate for the Cyber Security Center and undergraduate and graduate programs in Cyber Security. Members will share expert knowledge and industry experience and serve as a sounding board for senior University executives.
The members of the Board include Steve Caimi, product manager for U.S. Public Sector Security at Cisco; Douglas Falduto, vice president, chief security officer for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; Timothy Gallagher ’90, FBI special agent in charge of the Newark division for the U.S. Department of Justice; Cochi Ho, technology manager for Johnson & Johnson; Maurice Garcia, director of information security for UPS; Jack Jarmon, independent consultant, researcher and author of Cyber Security; Gerardo Menegaz, chief architect of global technology services for IBM; Ambrose Nardulli, M.D., managing director of global technology for JPMorgan Chase; Steve Poupos, director of business continuity and emergency preparedness and response for AT&T; Roy Rodriguez, director of cyber security operations for Johnson & Johnson; and Milos Topic, vice president and chief information officer for Saint Peter’s University.
“Saint Peter’s is strategically focused on growing and building cyber security programs and resources at the University because this particular field continues to be regarded as one of the most vital areas of computer science today,” said Edward Moskal, M.S., M.M.S. ’79, chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and director of the cyber security master’s program and Cyber Security Center. “We are privileged to have such an elite group of experts with industry experience and knowledge that enables them to be a sounding board that can inspire change.”
The Cyber Security Advisory Board will provide general guidance and advice relevant to industry trends surrounding cyber security and will review and recommend updates to the cyber security program curriculums. The members will provide introductions to possible strategic partners and sources of funding as well as internship and career opportunities for Saint Peter’s students and alumni whenever possible.
Data shows that the demand for cyber security professionals has grown three times as fast as the demand for traditional information technology professionals and demand is surpassing supply. Students in the cyber security programs at Saint Peter’s University will learn how to defend information systems from cyber attacks, how to recover compromised systems, how to architect secure systems and more. The state-of-the-art Cyber Security Center was designed in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Center of Excellence, offering students a real-world learning environment unlike any other.
For more information about enrollment in the undergraduate and graduate cyber security programs at Saint Peter’s University or the Cyber Security Center, please visit www.saintpeters.edu/cyber-security.
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