Renita Murimi, Ph.D., CISSP
Dr. Renita Murimi joined the University of Dallas in Fall 2019 as an Associate Professor
of Cybersecurity in the Gupta College of Business. She received her PhD and MS in
Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a BE in Electronics
and Communications from Manipal University, India. Renita is a Certified Information
Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Renita’s research interests are in the field of network science, cybersecurity, blockchain
and wireless sensor networks. She is interested in cross-disciplinary research initiatives,
and was the recipient of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Grand Challenges
Explorations Award. Her research has been published in journals and conference proceedings,
including at the MIT Media Lab.
She teaches in the Master’s program in Cybersecurity in the Gupta College of Business
at the University of Dallas.
Brian Wrozek, M.B.A., CISSP
Brian Wrozek is a seasoned cybersecurity executive with 20+ years of experience in
IT and information security and management. As vice president of corporate security,
risk and compliance management and physical security at Optiv, Wrozek oversees all
corporate security functions including cyber operations, incident response, vulnerability
management and security governance activities.
Prior to assuming this role, Wrozek was a managing executive director at Optiv who
worked closely with security executives to provide c-suite advisory services defining
cyber strategy, roadmaps and solutions to meet clients’ security objectives.
Wrozek is a former chief security officer (CSO) for Alliance Data, where he had enterprise
responsibility for information security and physical security. Before Alliance Data,
he managed all facets of electronic data and system security worldwide as the IT security
and privacy director at Texas Instruments.
As an adjunct professor in the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the
University of Dallas, Wrozek teaches graduate-level cybersecurity courses. He is also
a board member for the Texas CISO Council, an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization
Wrozek earned his bachelor’s in computer science from Michigan Technological University
and his MBA, with an information assurance certification, from the University of Dallas.