Advisory Boards

The Cybersecurity center has two advisory boards. There is an Academic Advisor Board and Industry Advisory Board. We are proud to have the following subject-matter experts on our Advisory Boards:

Academic Advisory Board

Dr. Sushil Jajodia

University Professor, BDM International Professor of Information Technology, and Director Center for Secure Information Systems
Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University


Dr. Jonathan Katz

Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center
Professor, Department of Computer Science and UMIACS
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (affiliate)
University of Maryland


Dr. Agnes Chan

Executive Director, Information Assurance and Cyber Security
Professor, College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University


Dr. Jim Q. Chen

Professor of Cybersecurity
College of Information and Cyberspace
National Defense University


Dr. Thomas Morris

Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alabama in Huntsville


Dr. Hongyi “Michael” Wu

Director, School of Cybersecurity
Batten Chair Professor, Department of ECE & CS (Joint Appointment)
Old Dominion University


Dr. Richard Forno

Principal Lecturer, CSEE
Director, Graduate Cybersecurity Program
Assistant Director, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity
University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Industry Advisory Board

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Ms. Niloufer Tamboly

Risk Management Professional (LinkedIn)

Niloufer Tamboly is a risk management professional and helps companies manage risk, quantify the impact, and translate risk metrics for business stakeholders. Niloufer helps business stakeholders execute cybersecurity strategies and accept risks appropriately based on quantified risk appetite. She holds multiple certifications in IT Security (CISSP, CCSP), Risk (OPEN Fair), Privacy (CDPSE), Audit (CISA, CIA), and Fraud (CFE). She is a Certified Public Account licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). United States Patent Office has granted her two patents for System For And Method of Generating Visual Passwords (US 9,171,143 B2) and Establishing An Alternate Call Path Using Short-Range Wireless Technology (US 9,392,523). She is also the organizer of the largest cybersecurity career MeetUp group and creator of the YouTube Channel "Cybersecurity Career Talks." She co-founded the nonprofits Step Up Skill in 2020 and (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter in 2012.

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Mr. Scott N. Schober

President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS) (LinkedIn)

Scott N. Schober is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 48 year-old New Jersey-based privately held company and leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. Scott is a highly sought after author and expert for live security events, media appearances and commentary on the topics of ransomware, wireless threats, drone surveillance and hacking, cybersecurity for consumers and small business. He is often seen on ABC News, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, CBS This Morning News, CNN, Fox Business and many more networks. Mr. Schober is the CSO & Chief Media Commentator for Cybersecurity Ventures. He is the author of ‘Hacked Again, ‘Cybersecurity is Everbody’s Business’, and ’Senior Cyber’.