Created in 2017, the TU Master of Science in Cyber Security Professional Track degree is an interdisciplinary program made possible by the following faculty from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Psychology, the computer information systems program in the Collins College of Business and the Tandy School of Computer Science. These faculty members reside in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences with various specialties and research interests.
Cyber Security Professional Track Faculty
Tyler Moore, Ph.D., Program Director
Course: CYPR 7153 Foundations of Cyber Security
Tyler Moore is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa, where he holds the Tandy Chair of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. His research focuses on security economics, cybercrime measurement, and cybersecurity policy. Dr. Moore serves as Director of StopBadware, a non-profit anti-malware organization. He is a founding Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity, a new interdisciplinary journal published by Oxford University Press. He was a 2016-17 New America Cybersecurity Fellow. Prior to joining TU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at Harvard University, the Hess Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College, and an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University. A British Marshall Scholar, Prof. Moore completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, while he holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Tulsa.
Sal Aurigemma, Ph.D.
Computer and Information Systems
Course: CYPR 7173 Defensive Cyber Security Technologies
Sal Aurigemma teaches Telecommunications, Information Security, and Business Programming Concepts for the Collins College of Business School of Accounting and Computer Information Systems.
A Navy veteran of 20+ years on active duty and the reserves, he worked over a decade in the Information Technology field supporting the Department of Defense, serving in a variety of roles from
system administration, project management, and system architecture analysis and design.
A major emphasis of his IT work dealt with managing the fusion of disparate geospatial information systems and tactical data links and sharing data securely across multiple security domains and infrastructures. His research explores employee information security policy compliance, improving end-user and small business information security practices, and end-user computing focusing on business spreadsheet error detection. He has published in Computers & Security, Information and Computer Security,Decision Support Systems, the Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, and the Journal of Information Systems Security and was awarded the Collins College of Business Mayo Teaching Excellence Award for 2015-2016.
Bradley Brummel, Ph.D.
Course: Organizational Cyber Security
Bradley Brummel is an Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Tulsa. Dr. Brummel received his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also an affiliate faculty member in The University of Tulsa’s Institute for Information Security (iSec). Dr. Brummel conducts research on organizational training and development focusing on coaching and simulation-based delivery methods for professional ethics and cyber security content areas. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association for Research in Personality. Dr. Brummel’s research has been published in Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Human Relations.
Jim Childress, M.S.
Course: CYPR 7493 Secure Systems Administration
Jim Childress worked as a Computational Consultant for the Minnesota Supercomputer Center (MSC) from 1987 until 2001. MSC was a branch of Cray Research and later Silicon Graphics, Inc. His specialties were in parallel programming and data IO optimization techniques. He has taught math and computer science at The University of Tulsa since 2001.
John Hale, Ph.D.
Course: CYPR 7373 System Security and Cryptography
John Hale is a founding member of the TU Institute of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IBCB), and a faculty research scholar in the Institute for Information Security (iSec). His research has been funded by the US Air Force, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). These projects include research in the fields of information assurance and bioinformatics. He has testified before Congress on three separate occasions as an information security expert, and in 2004 was awarded a patent on technology he co-developed to thwart digital piracy on file sharing networks. In 2000, Hale earned a prestigious NSF CAREER award for his educational and research contributions to the field of information assurance.
Peter Hawrylak, Ph.D.
Computer Science/Electrical Engineering
Course: CYPR 7863 Hardware Security
Peter J. Hawrylak, Ph.D. received the B.S. degree in computer engineering, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering, and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in 2002, 2004, and 2006 respectively. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Tandy School for Computer Science, at The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, USA. He has published more than 40 publications and holds 13 patents in the radio frequency identification (RFID), energy harvesting, and cyber-security areas. His research interests include RFID (radio frequency identification), security for low-power wireless devices, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and digital design. Dr. Hawrylak is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society, and is currently the Secretary of the Tulsa Section of the IEEE. He served as chair of the RFID Experts Group (REG) of Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) in 2012-2013. Peter received AIM Inc.’s Ted Williams Award in 2015 for his contributions to the RFID industry. Dr. Hawrylak is the Publication Chair of the International IEEE RFID Conference, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications (IJRFITA) journal published by InderScience Publishers, which focuses on the application and development of RFID technology. Dr. Hawrylak is also the Editor-in-Cheif of the IEEE RFID Virtual Journal which provides a single source for high-quality and high-impact publications in the areas of RFID and Internet of Things (IoT).
Rose Gamble, Ph.D.
Course: CYPR 7863 Internet of Things / Cloud Security
Dr. Rose Gamble is the director of the Software Design Laboratory, which supports software engineering research and development projects. Her research projects are currently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop the remote heavy truck testbed for cyber security experimentation, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Human Performance Wing (Dayton, OH) to develop the platform and stimuli for human studies into why programmers trust certain code over others, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate (Rome, NY) to determine how a self-adaptive system can verify its dynamic changes do not violate key requirements. Dr. Gamble also directs the Applied Research Center for Cloud of Things, which engages with industry to create experimental testbeds for developing, securing, and analyzing the impact of internet enabled devices on the business. Big data analytics, network security assessment, and algorithm analyses are involved in two currently funded projects from industry partners, eLynx, LLC and QuikTrip, Inc., both headquartered in Tulsa, OK. In 2015, Dr. Gamble and Robert Baird, (PhD ’11) were awarded a patent on a Multi-claim Auditable Security Token (U.S. Patent 9,038,155) that gathers service identity and message transmission data to perform web service and cloud security forensics.
Michael Oglesby, M.S.
Course: CYPR 7083 Security Auditing and Penetration Testing
Michael Oglesby is a cofounder of True Digital Security and currently serves as the Vice President of Security Services as well as Principal Security Consultant. Oglesby specializes in security testing and penetration testing with vast experience in the areas of network and application security assessments. In addition to security testing roles, Oglesby conducts a wide array of other security services, including risk assessments, security architecture reviews, penetration testing, PCI audits, specialized security software development and more. Oglesby leads and mentors a team of more than 20 information security professionals, junior staff and student interns across all security divisions including risk advisory, security testing and audit services. Oglesby is an M.S. graduate of TU’s cyber security program.
Mauricio Papa, Ph.D.
Course: CYPR 7223 Network Security Concepts and Applications
Associate Professor of Computer Science Mauricio Papa is an expert in network security, distributed process control, network intrusion detection and protocol analysis. His courses focus on operating systems, computer networks, network security, computer graphics, cyber physical systems and critical infrastructure protection. Papa’s research has been published in Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and Resilience in the ICT Sector; IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Journal of Network and Systems Management; and Journal of Computer Security and Control Systems, IEEE. He has contributed to books such as Optimization and Security Challenges in Smart Power Grids; Securing Critical Infrastructures and Critical Control Systems: Approaches for Threat Protection, Global Security, Safety and Sustainability & e-Democracy; Developments in Wireless Network Prototyping, Design and Deployment; Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods and Applications; and Security and Privacy in the Age of Uncertainty.
Papa earned his undergraduate degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and both his master’s degree and PhD from The University of Tulsa.