Dennis McCallamDennis McCallam,

Director of Cybersecurity Architectures
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Cybersecurity Doctoral Student

Learning the Cybersecurity Research Process Advanced My Career

I learned how to develop a coherent package, to gather the correct information, study and analyze it well. The process of doing research at University of Fairfax and learning the proper way to frame questions and develop answers has had a significant impacton my career, leading to increasing responsibilities, particularly in cybersecurity architectures. Now I understand the big picture, not only how things fit from an information technology standpoint into systems engineering, but also from a cybersecurity standpoint. Understanding how to frame a research question is critical, no matter what you are trying to do.

Work Full-Time While Earning a Doctorate

I selected University of Fairfax because I could earn my Doctorate in Information Assurance while working full-time. The curriculum is relevant and the faculty brings their industry experience to their teaching.

Online Learning Fits My Schedule – Even from Europe

I've dialed into classes from Europe, from other parts of the U.S., even on vacation. It works and it fits my schedule. Online learning allowed me to maintain my professional stature at work while getting my degree.

Start with CNSS/NSA Certifications and Progress to Your Graduate Degree

For those interested in sampling a cybersecurity graduate degree, the way the CNSS/NSA certifications are offered at University of Fairfax gives the broad-based exposure to all aspects that you need to make a decision about pursuing a graduate degree.

As a Cybersecurity Architect I Support NATO

In addition to my responsibilities at Northrop Grumman, I support NATO Technical Task Groups in establishing an international cybersecurity architecture framework and I also support many other NATO committees.

Student and Alumni Success Profiles

Leading employers in both the public and private sectors hire and promote our current students and alumni as cybersecurity specialists, managers and executives. Learn more about these University of Fairfax success stories.

Tim Godlove

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Dr. Tim Godlove

Senior IT Program Manager,
Department of Veterans Affairs

Thresa B. Lang

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Dr. Thresa B. Lang

Information Assurance Competency Lead,
U.S. Navy

Richard C. Jones

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Dr. Richard C. Jones

Information Security Consultant,
Lockheed Martin

Rhonda Farrell

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Rhonda Farrell

Associate,
Booz Allen Hamilton

Ken E. Stavinoha

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Dr. Ken E. Stavinoha

Solutions Architect,
Cisco Systems

Julius Clark

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Julius Clark

Information Security Officer,
Wells Fargo Bank

Frances Undelikwo

Dr. Frances Undelikwo

Head, Information Systems Control,
Fidelity Bank Plc, Nigeria

Eric Handy

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Eric Handy

C&A Subject Matter Expert,
eGlobal Tech, Inc.

Dennis McCallam

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Dennis McCallam

Director of Cybersecurity Architectures,
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Claude L. Jenkins, II

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Claude L. Jenkins, II

Information Systems Technician,
U.S. Army

Bryan Cline

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Dr. Bryan Cline

Vice President and CISO,
Health Information Trust Alliance, LLC

Barbara Burton

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Dr. Barbara Burton

Information Security Architect Engineer,
Cerebral Solutions, Inc.

Join the Cybersecurity Elite
U of F Cybersecurity Education Path

Education Path
Distinguish yourself and advance your cybersecurity career by following the University of Fairfax Online Cybersecurity Education Path. No matter which graduate program you pursue, all of your courses will explore relevant cybersecurity policy and management issues, and you will complete a cybersecurity project in each course. You can apply what you learn and make significant contributions in your workplace right away.
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