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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
Abby Knowles Vice president of West Network Assurance at Verizon. Previously, she has the executive director of Network Operations and director of Network Engineering.

Carl Bryant, MBA '13

Practice Leader for security, risk, and compliance at Amazon Web Services Professional Services. Carl has been with AWS for two years and has over 15 years of experience in Cybersecurity.

Ismail Guneydas, MBA '15

Information security lead at Tesla, Guneyadas serves the university as an adjunct instructor of cybersecurity. Prior to his current role, he served as vulnerability management at Kimberly Clark.
Branden Williams, MBA '04 Director of SVP Cyber Security at MUFG Union Bank, he serves the university as an adjunct instructor 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 instructor of cybersecurity.
Brian Wrozek, MBA ’08 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.
Biodun Awojobi, Ph.D.

Security Community Practice Lead at Google for the South-Central Subregion. He focuses on infrastructure, application modernization and security for the Google Cloud Platform. Prior to Google, Awojobi worked at Microsoft as the Senior Technical Specialist of Security and Compliance. He serves as an adjunct professor at UD focusing on technical cybersecurity courses.