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
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
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.