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Industry Leader in Cyber Security Enriches Online Master Program

Published: May 24, 2016 | Category: Academics

Industry Leader in Cyber Security Enriches Online Master’s ProgramWhen Southern Utah University launched its groundbreaking Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance (MS-CSIA) program at the end of last year, its next move was to enrich the program’s curriculum by partnering with some of the industry’s best and brightest professionals.  

Cyber security expert and adjunct professor for SUU’s program was recently promoted at Nuix, a global technology firm at the forefront of cyber security solutions and one of SUU’s chief program partners. Pogue’s new role as the Chief Information Security Officer will further enhance the educational environment for online students.

“From U.S. Secret Service training to law enforcement advisory missions in Australia and Kazakhstan, Pogue is one of the most renowned leaders in the cyber world,” said Roger LaMarca, director of online admissions.

“Starting this summer, students who take SUU’s cyber security courses will learn directly from one of the industry greats, a rare privilege that will arm them with knowledge and insight that are not accessible anywhere else,” said LaMarca.    

According to his company profile, Pogue, formerly Senior Vice President of Cyber Threat Analysis at Nuix, possesses extensive expertise in the field of cyber security. A breach investigator with a military and law enforcement background, Pogue understands better than most the security threats to big data and has advised organizations across the globe on the appropriate countermeasures to illegal hacks and digital disruption. In a recent white paper, Pogue boldly argues where modern efforts in cyber security have gotten it wrong and presents “a strategic battle plan and practical action plan for organizations to focus on using technology, people, and processes to address the people problems of cybersecurity.”   

Pogue, along with other experienced professionals, will offer SUU students a truly real-world education via online courses. Such courses found in the MS-CSIA program specifically address “the design and management of systems tasked with defending networks from external threats, such as terrorism.” By taking these courses, students will obtain defense industry-level skills and enter the workforce prepared for a market in high demand for cyber security professionals.

Registration for the summer and fall semesters is currently under way, so those who are interested in this program should contact SUU at 435-865-8665 or onlineadmissions@suu.edu immediately.    


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