Dr. Ken E. StavinohaKen E. Stavinoha,

Solutions Architect
Cisco Systems

Cybersecurity Doctorate MS Graduate

100% Cybersecurity Focus + Practitioner Faculty Set University of Fairfax Apart

The University of Fairfax was the only option which provided a complete immersion in cybersecurity. What really sets University of Fairfax apart is that all the faculty members are practitioners of information security. It is their day job so they are not strictly academics. Students benefit because the faculty combine their theoretical knowledge with their personal experience in the field.

University of Fairfax Degrees Helped Me Advance to Cybersecurity Policy Arena - Even while Still in School

I earned both my doctorate and my master's from University of Fairfax which gave me the credentials which led to opportunities to participate in the information security policy arena. Even while still earning my degrees, I was able to move more and more into information security from more technical roles and was afforded many more opportunities. University of Fairfax enabled me to advance to a higher level which is more policy-based; I can now help CIO and CISO executives conduct assessments and make policy and strategic decisions, instead of just tactical ones.

University of Fairfax Online Delivery Provides Worldwide Access to Cybersecurity Programs

The University of Fairfax online learning system enabled me to pursue my degrees even with my full-time job, my home responsibilities and my extensive travel schedule. I needed to have access no matter where in the world I was, and with the online course work I was able to do that. Most of the students were in similar situations so we collaborated by utilizing the chat function, e-mail, and group conference calls.

University of Fairfax Degree Enabled Me to Contribute to Cloud Computing Standards at NIST

My University of Fairfax degree has led to many career-advancing opportunities. It has enabled me to contribute to the establishment of cloud computing standards at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). I have spoken at professional conferences, including TechnoSecurity (for three of the last four years) and the Department of Commerce. I presented some of my research prior to completing my dissertation. All of this has given me visibility in the cybersecurity arena.

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.

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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