Frances UndelikwoFrances Undelikwo,

Head, Information Systems Control
Fidelity Bank Plc, Nigeria

Cybersecurity Doctoral Student

I had chosen three universities to pursue my doctoral program in USA and discussed them with a brother and an associate professor at Kansas State University. After due review, he recommended the DIA program at the University of Fairfax. Below is an excerpt of his mail response to me.

“I like this opportunity. It is the best opportunity for your career advancement. The school has received accreditation and seems to be dedicated to cyber security. I would encourage you to pursue this opportunity.”

By God’s grace, my goal is to be recognized as the subject expert and scholar in Information Assurance as well as have the opportunity of making positive impacts in the decision making of industry security policies.

I chose the Doctorate in Information Assurance (DIA) program because having obtained a BSc Computer science, Master's in Information Technology, relevant certifications, and 17 years of work experience. [My] first eight years [of experience] was in core IT functions. Thereafter, I had a career shift to Information Systems Control. I have also had active/core participations in numerous Information Systems, Security, Risk and Control projects, seminars and workshops. Hence, I consider it fulfilling to crown my experience with a DIA from a renowned and subject expert university.

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

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.

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