Gary M. Jackson




Dr. Gary M. Jackson is an assistant vice president and chief scientist within the National Security Operations Sector at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Trained as a behavioral psychologist with specialties in artificial intelligence and automated assessment, Dr. Jackson has designed and developed scores of advanced applications across both corporate and U.S. government settings. Dr. Jackson’s career has spanned academia as a professor, director of R&D and treatment development in various clinical settings, research psychologist within the U.S. Secret Service Intelligence Division, intelligence officer, and chief of three advanced technology branches within the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president and director of research and development for a major psychological test development company, director of the Center for the Advancement of Intelligent Systems (CAIS) for the American Institutes for Research, and until recently, the founder, president, and CEO of Psynapse Technologies in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jackson has extensive R&D and field experience in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and asymmetric warfare prediction.

He holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and an M.A. degree from University of Illinois-Springfield. He has completed additional postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of South Florida Medical School. Dr. Jackson is the inventor of the commercially available, patented automated behavioral assessment Checkmate network intrusion protection system, Inmate network misuse detection system for insider threat, and Automated Behavior Analysis (AuBA) and tools (AutoAnalyzer predictive modeling application and the ThemeMate language independent predictor and theme extraction applications). His latest book: Predicting Malicious Behavior: Tools and Techniques for Ensuring Global Security (Wiley & Sons, 2012), describes automated behavior analysis and applications.

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This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law.

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