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Dr. Brown has worked in technology and cybersecurity for many years. He has developed both the Ph.D. Cybersecurity and MS Cybersecurity program at Capella. An important consideration was the alignment and compliance to various international standards, such as International Security Management ISO/IEC 27001 standards, the National Security Agency (NSA/DHS) Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (CAEs) and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and have led to remarkable success. One of Dr. Brown’s main responsibilities was to ensure that the cybersecurity program was up to date, accredited and pushing the envelope of the cybersecurity discipline. Dr. Brown has mentored cybersecurity dissertations in many different areas, including digital forensics, Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Big Data, Security Awareness, Industrial Control Systems, Privacy Regulations, Wireless computing, etc. Dr. Brown has worked in assisting businesses with their Internet backbone and rollouts of Virtual Private Technologies to thousands of computers with millions of users. He has also consulted an endless array of technical projects including VPNs, biometrics, firewalls, privacy protections, advanced persistent threats, Internet of Things, etc. Previously, Dr. Brown worked on Wall Street protecting brokerage houses, government facilities, and trading institutions from cyber threats.

Doctor of Business Administration,  Nova Southeastern University, Fl. Information Systems Technology Management 2004
Master of Business Administration, Pace University, N.Y. Information Systems Management. 1990

Brown, S. (2018). Oscar. U. A Quantitative Study Examining the Level of Educational Factors on Reducing Data Security Breaches. Twenty-second Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 12, 2018
Brown, S. (2017). Building a Talented Cyber Security Ph.D. Workforce from Working Adult Online Learners. National Initiative for CyberSecurity Education (NICE), Nov 7, 2017.
Brown, S. & Winfred Y. (2017). Evolution in Cyber Security Certifications: Adding Theoretical Bodies of Knowledge. Global Conference on Information Technology, Sullivan University, Louisville, KY, USA / GOCICT.2016.12
Winfred Y. Brown, S (2016). Towards Modelling the Impact of Security Policy on Compliance. Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) 9(2). 1-16
Winfred Y. Brown, S. & Adjei., P.O. (2015). Information Technology Governance Barriers, Drivers, IT/Business Alignment, and Maturity in Ghanaian Universities. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS), 7(4), p66-83

Peake C. (2018). Accepting the cloud: A quantitative predictive analysis of cloud trust and acceptance among IT security professionals. Capella University, Not Published Yet
Crunk. J. (2018) Examining Tuckman’s Team Theory in non-collocated software development teams utilizing collocated software development methodologies. Capella University, Not Published Yet
Mohapatra, S. (2017). Cloud computing relationships between deployments model selection and it security (Order No. 10255126). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1876037344). 
Apple, B. G. (2017). How the adoption of the big-data paradigm affects the key factors that influence the effectiveness of an information assurance (IA) framework: A multiple-case study (Order No. 10257655). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1878937891). 
Harper, A. A. (2016). The impact of consumer security awareness on adopting the internet of things: A correlational study (Order No. 10196140). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1853097232). 
Caldwell, Z. B. (2016). A security measure paradigm for assessing industrial control system cyber security management effectiveness (Order No. 10142167). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1823238547). 
Koman, V. P. (2016). Age and the acceptance and use of cyber-security: A quantitative survey of U.S. baby boomer mobile-device security practices (Order No. 10075464). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1777347121). 
Nelson, F. F. (2016). An analysis of information technology factors that influence the lack of adoption of agile scrum methodology: A qualitative study (Order No. 10156661). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1839259407). 

  • Information Technology
  • Cybersecurity