Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Iowa State University
Doug Jacobson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University and currently holds the rank of University Professor. Jacobson joined the faculty in 1985. He has been teaching cybersecurity courses since 1995 and in 2000 he led the effort to create the master’s degree in information assurance. He created the ISU Information Assurance Center in 2000, where he still serves as its director. He led the effort to create a BS degree in cybersecurity engineering, which is housed in the electrical and computer engineering department. The degree will start in the fall of 2019.
The nation is facing an increasing need for a workforce trained in elements of cybersecurity. A workforce that can combine an engineering perspective and foundational elements of cybersecurity can provide more robust solutions to problems related to the security of the cyberspace. This case study will discuss how Iowa State University designed a cybersecurity engineering […]
Demand for cybersecurity jobs is estimated to exceed 1 million unfilled positions worldwide, and among the most sought after in the field are cybersecurity engineers. Cybersecurity engineers design secure network solutions to protect against advanced persistent threats, and they develop and engineer secure systems, perform assessments and penetration testing, and manage security technology and audit/intrusion […]