Sandra Blanke, Ph.D

Dr. Sandra Blanke joined the University of Dallas – Irving, Texas in 2005 and is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security Education. She serves as the Director for the Center of Cyber Security Education and is the Ellis Endowed Chair in Management Technology. 

Dr. Blanke is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), maintains a Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and her Ph.D is in Computer and Information Systems. 

Dr. Blanke’s research, teaching and consulting areas of expertise include Cyber Security, Risk Management, Disaster Recovery, Emerging Technologies and Cyber Insurance. She teaches courses in Cyber and Technology within the Masters and Doctoral Programs in the UD - Gupta College of Business. 

Blanke is a former Verizon Executive with over 20 years in Enterprise Technology and Network Operations.

Professional Experience

IP3 Instructor for CISSP Boot Camp 2009 

Consultant System Process Design and Implementation, Innovar Consulting 2004 – 2005

Director Enterprise Organization Systems Design and Development, Verizon Communications 2000 – 2004

Director Strategic Markets Sales and Center Operations, GTE Communications 1999 – 2000

Director Medium Business Customer Operations, GTE Communications 1997-1999

Recent Courses

Dr. Blanke teaches courses in cybersecurity, technology and business within the Master's and Doctoral Programs at the Gupta College of Business.

Research Interests

Dr. Blanke’s research, teaching and consulting areas of expertise include Cyber Security, Risk Management, Disaster Recovery, Emerging Technologies and Cyber Insurance.

Selected Publications

Dissertation:
A Study of the Contributions of Attitude, Security Policy Awareness and Computer Self Efficacy on the Employees’ Computer Abuse Intention in Business Environments, 2009.

Blanke, S.J. & McGrady, E. (2016). When it comes to securing patient health information from breaches your best medicine is a dose of prevention: A Cybersecurity risk assessment checklist. 

Blanke, S., & McGrady, E. (2009). A Performance Based Approach to 
Continuity Planning. In James Langabeer (Eds.), Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems (pp. 143-156). Chicago, IL: Health Information and Management Systems Society.

Presentations

Cyber Security Presentation to the Dallas Women’s Topics and Trends Group 

Panel Discussions:

Texas Dean’s Association Meeting at UD – Panel Discussion on Cybersecurity 

2016 – Chamber of Commerce Event at UD – with the Las Colinas and Washington, DC Chamber for Irving Business Organizations

2015 - Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference entitled “Education Session – IT Security, Are You the Next Healthcare Hack?” Dallas Renaissance Hotel, Dallas Texas September 11, 2015. (http://dfw.himsschapter.org/Events/event.aspx?ItemNumber=43335)