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Dr. Thierry Wandji

Associate Director
Associate Professor
ECE Department

 

With over 15 years of academic research and teaching, private industry, and government experience, Dr. Ketchiozo Thierry Wandji is an expert in cybersecurity risk management and software security. Dr. Wandji used to be the Software Security Technical Lead in the Systems Security Division of the US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAVAIR) and the Cybersecurity Technical Expert in the Cyber Warfare Detachment, Dr. Wandji’s duties at NAVAIR included assessing software security throughout the software development lifecycle; planning, developing, and coordinating high-impact research projects on cyber defensive technologies; overseeing the development of innovative cyber technologies; providing policy guidance and standards as well as workforce development for software security; and integrating these standards into the acquisition process to ensure that systems are both reliable and highly-resilient to cyberattacks. Currently, Dr. Wandji advances education in the field as an Associate Director for the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Center and an Associate Professor at Morgan State University where he teaches cybersecurity, oversees cybersecurity research studies, and designs cybersecurity curriculum. He has played an integral role in the design and implementation of cybersecurity virtual labs (cyber range) for students to have a hands-on cybersecurity experience. Likewise, Dr. Wandji helped put together a comprehensive program of cybersecurity workforce development for the Department of the Navy which helped many engineers to become cybersecurity experts.

 

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