Cybersecurity Advisory Board

Academic excellence guided by industry experts.

As information security professionals, advisory council members will serve as advisors to the Gupta College of Business and support the design of the cybersecurity program. 

Sandra Blanke, Cybersecurity Professor“ Their insight and expertise will give us an insider perspective on industry needs so the Gupta College of Business can continue being a leader in practice-based business education. ”- Cybersecurity Program Director Sandra Blanke, Ph.D., CISSP

Gupta College of Business Cybersecurity Advisory Board:

Name About
Steven Bullitt Vice president of cyber forensics and investigation for NTT Security. Prior to this role, Bullitt was a special assistant agent for the U.S. Secret Service, North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force.
Christian Nielsen, MBA ’96 Gupta College of Business affiliate assistant professor, as well as a security consultant with specialties in the payment card industry and information technology security.

Matthew Ancelin, CISSP, CNSE, MS’13

Network security specialist for Palo Alto Networks. Served in the U.S. Army as a microwave communications technician for the Signal Corps.
Kai Axford, CISSP, MBA ’09 A senior manager of global information security policies at PepsiCo Inc. He also serves the university as an adjunct professor of cybersecurity.
Paul Bible, MS ’12 Director of custom development and software architecture for Dallas-based Dave & Buster’s Inc. and adjunct professor in cybersecurity and information technology.
Ryan Schreck, CISSP, MS ’11 Schreck works with security issues such as access control to applications, databases and encryption at rest and in transit. He also serves the university as an adjunct professor of cybersecurity.
John South, CISSP, CISA, MBA ’97 Consultant to the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and former Heartland Payment Systems as its chief security officer. He also serves the university as an adjunct professor of cybersecurity.
Brian Wrozek, MBA ’08 Wrozek is the managing executive director for the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at Optiv Inc and is an adjunct professor in cybersecurity and information technology. Prior to his current role, he served as chief security officer at Alliance Data, and information technology and security director at Texas Instruments.

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