University of Dallas Announces 8 New Cybersecurity Advisory Council Members

Group of cybersecurity experts to provide insider perspective on industry needs

 
Date Published: Jan. 3, 2017

The University of Dallas announced new cybersecurity advisory council members for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. The new members are Steven Bullitt; P. Christian Nielsen, MBA ’96; Matthew Ancelin, MS ’13; Kai Axford, MBA ’09; Paul Bible, MS ’12; Ryan Schreck, MS ’11; John South, MBA ’97; and Brian Wrozek, MBA ’08.

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.

“We are pleased to welcome our newest members,” said Cybersecurity Program Director Sandra Blanke, Ph.D., CISSP. “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.”

Vice president of cyber forensics and investigation for NTT Security, Bullitt will serve as the executive cyber council member. Prior to his current role, Bullitt was a special assistant agent for the U.S. Secret Service, North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force.

Nielsen is a Gupta College of Business affiliate assistant professor, as well as a security consultant with specialties in the payment card industry and information technology security. He graduated from UD in 1996 with an MBA in telecommunications management and in 2006 earned a Ph.D. in computer and information science from Nova Southeastern University. Nielsen also holds two professional certifications: certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and certified cloud security professional (CCSP). Most recently he served as an information technology manager at Verizon Communications Inc.

Network security specialist for Palo Alto Networks, Ancelin supports pre-sales engagements and network security assessments using next-generation firewall technology. In 1995, he served in the U.S. Army as a microwave communications technician for the Signal Corps and earned a master of science degree in cybersecurity from UD in 2013. Ancelin holds a CISSP certification.

A senior manager of global information security policies at PepsiCo Inc., Axford leads a team responsible for ensuring risk management, policies and strategies in compliance with applicable regulations, rating agency standards and strategic imperatives. He earned an MBA in cybersecurity from UD in 2009 and holds a CISSP certification. He also serves the university as an adjunct professor of cybersecurity.

As director of custom development and software architecture for Dallas-based Dave & Buster’s Inc. Bible oversees all midway and redemption-related software and the development of all internet and intranet sites. Having earned an MS in cybersecurity from UD in 2012, Bible now serves the university as an adjunct professor in cybersecurity and information technology.

An experienced software engineer with expertise in front end, server side and backend ETL (extract, transform, load) development, Schreck has been a key player in numerous enterprise-level projects at several companies and has a deep passion for the software engineering craft. Schreck works with security issues such as access control to applications, databases and encryption at rest and in transit. Schreck, a UD adjunct professor, earned an MS in cybersecurity from UD in 2011. He holds a CISSP certification.

Prior to becoming a consultant to the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, South served Heartland Payment Systems as its chief security officer. Recognized for his legal, regulation and compliance expertise, South also serves the Gupta College of Business as an adjunct professor. He earned an MBA in telecommunications management from UD in 1997 and holds two professional certifications: CISSP and certified information systems auditor (CISA).

Wrozek is the managing executive director for the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at Optiv Inc. Prior to his current role, he served as chief security officer at Alliance Data, and information technology and security director at Texas Instruments. Wrozek earned an MBA from UD in cybersecurity in 2008 and currently serves as an adjunct professor for the university.

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