Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones

Former Distinguished Principal Researcher, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; 2015-2016 ABET President

Lawrence G. Jones, Ph.D., was the 2015-16 ABET President. In 30 years volunteering for ABET, he has served on the Board of Directors, as chair of the Accreditation Council, and as chair, Commissioner and Program Evaluator of the Computing Accreditation Commission. Retired as a distinguished principal researcher from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University, Jones led research and customer projects in software architecture and software product lines. Prior to the SEI, he served a career in the U.S. Air Force and was chair of the computer science department at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Jones is an ABET Fellow, a CSAB Fellow, a senior member of ACM and IEEE and a member of the Arkansas Academy of Computing. He holds a doctorate in computer science from Vanderbilt University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas.

The Response—Equipping the Next Generation

Dallas FGH

After defining the threat in Day 1, we’ll continue the discussion by investigating methods to stay ahead of our adversaries. How can we work together to create globally secure networks? What can be done to mitigate breaches of enterprise data? What steps can be taken to fill the overwhelming need for cybersecurity professionals? This panel will […]


The Future of Cybersecurity Accreditation: 2-year Programs

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Efforts have been underway for the past couple of years to begin to accredit community college cybersecurity programs. This work follows a successful effort to introduce cybersecurity program criteria for four-year programs, an effort that completed in 2018 with program evaluations to begin for in the 2019-2020 cycle. ABET and CSAB have formed a joint […]