Humayun Zafar

 

 


 

Dr. Humayun Zafar is an Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance, as well as Director of the Mobile App Development (MAD) Lab at Kennesaw State University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Distance Learning Center. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His cyber security research has appeared in numerous journals and conferences. In 2014 he received an award from the Graduate School at Kennesaw State for his Research and Creative Activity. He routinely presents at professional conferences such as Mobility Live! and has appeared in the media numerous times for his expertise in the area of security and mobility. Check out this podcast.

In summer 2013 he designed the MAD Junior program to impart STEM knowledge to middle school students through creation of mobile games. He recently received multiple grants from Google (via the Tides Foundation) to continue with the program and partner with local non-profit agencies such as Computers For Youth (CFY) to encourage minorities to enroll in STEM programs.

Over the years, Dr. Zafar has taught numerous online undergraduate and graduate courses that pertain to cyber security at Kennesaw State University.

He is an avid tennis player and is pretty active on the marathon circuit.




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Dec 5th 2016

This course is designed to introduce students, working professionals and the community to the exciting field of cybersecurity. Throughout the MOOC, participants will engage in community discourse and online interaction. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity and its domains.

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Dec 5th 2016

Welcome to “Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things”! This course is for you if you are curious about the most recent trends and activities in the internet capabilities and concerns about programmed devices. There are complexities and areas of necessary awareness when the industrial sector becomes connected to your home.

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Nov 28th 2016

This course is for you if you are interested in transitioning toward a managerial role in cybersecurity and mobility. Through interviews with industry experts in this area, you will learn about innovations powering the rapid spread of information technology and how they present new challenges for protecting data.

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
Nov 28th 2016

What is the X-Factor? In Cybersecurity, the X-Factor related to unknown and unpredictable human behavior within and outside of your organization. “No one really knows why humans do what they do”, (David K. Reynolds), and because of this organizations can be unprepared for malicious, untrained, or even best intentioned behavior that can cause alarm and sometimes irreparable harm.

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