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About Jon Haass

Jon Haass is professor and department chair of the Cyber Intelligence and Security degree program at the nation’s first College of Security and Intelligence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He was co-author of ACRP report 140 on Cyber Security Best Practices for Airports supported by the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board. Dr. Haass serves as advisory board member for the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, a regional information sharing and analysis organization that includes companies in 14 of the critical infrastructure sectors, including aviation. His areas of research interest include the security issues associated with connected cyber-physical systems that encompass airplanes, cars, industrial controls and more. This Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to open an even larger portion of society's systems to cyber based attacks requiring us to educate our students, developers and leaders to the importance of this relatively new domain.

Previously Dr. Haass held executive and management positions at Sun Microsystems, OpenTV and SendMail where he was responsible for projects ranging from moving map displays and GPS to digital television and prevention of email borne malware. He serves as a Cyber Security expert for corporate boards and anticipates the need for representation on boards for every publicly traded company. He is a speaker to local and national audiences bringing complex ideas into clear focus. He received his PhD from MIT where he also served after graduation as a CLE Moore Instructor. A native of Wyoming he continues to work with companies and agencies on both coasts as well as the rocky mountain region. His passion is to educate the next generation of cyber security professionals inspiring integrity, curiosity and shared leadership.


Present Associate Professor Cyber Security and Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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