CISE Leadership

Michael E. Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP
Executive Director
Professor of Information Security and Assurance

Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP
Associate Director
Assistant Chair of the Department of Information Systems
Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance


Research Associates

A number of Faculty serve the Center as Research Associates - responsible for assisting with Center related grant and publication opportunities:

Research Associates:

  • Dr. Amy Woszczynski - Professor of Information Systems
  • Dr. Humayun Zafar - Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance
  • Dr. Carole L. Hollingsworth - Lecturer, Information Systems

Board of Advisors

The Advisory Board is made up of a balance of representatives from the business and our alumni community. The advisory board is dedicated to the continuing progress of the Information Security and Assurance (ISA) program at Kennesaw State University. The purpose of the Advisory Board is two-fold:

  1. Provide advice, opinions, and ideas regarding a variety of strategic and operational issues, including programs, recruitment, placement, and the general competitive environment affecting ISA education;
  2. Improve the visibility and enhance the reputation of the ISA program, the department of Information Systems, the Coles College of Business, and Kennesaw State University

Members of the Advisory Board:

  • Martin Fisher - Director of Information Security, WellStar Health System
  • Katherine Fithen - Chief Privacy Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Stephen C. Gay - Information Security Officer and Associate Director, Information Security Office, Kennesaw State University
  • Brad MacKenzie - CEO, Clear Skies Security
  • Tim O'Neill - Chief Contributing and Technology Editor,
  • Nick Owen - CEO, WikID Systems
  • Mike Rothman - Analyst and President, Securosis
  • David Rowan - Senior Vice President, Director of Technology Risk and Compliance, SunTrust Banks
  • Dave Shackleford - Principal Consultant, Voodoo Security
  • Chris Silvers - Principal Consultant, Foundstone
  • Eric Smith - Senior Partner, Principal Security Consultant, Lares Consulting
  • Walter Tong - Cyber Analytic Lead, Georgia Technology Authority