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Herbert J. Mattord

Herbert J. Mattord | Associate Professor, Tenured - Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia; Content Faculty Expert: Information Security and Assurance, Security Executive Council

Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP is the Associate Director of the Center for Information Security Education and Associate Professor of Information Security in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, Georgia. He has been teaching college classes since 1981 and designing and implementing information security curriculum since 2002.

Dr. Mattord has served as a consultant to several Fortune 1000 organizations, the United States Government as well as the State of Georgia on issues related to information security. He has co-authored eleven textbooks in information security including: Principles of Information Security and Management of Information Security, published by Cengage/Course Technology.

Dr. Mattord is an active researcher in information security management – Including risk management, governance and policy, and authentication. He is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Association for Information Systems. He serves as the AIS representative on the Cybersecurity Curriculum Joint Task Force 2017. Prior to his full-time academic career, Dr. Mattord served as the Manager for Technical Security at Georgia Pacific Corporation.

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Listen to Herb Mattord discuss one of the 10 Roadmap for Success practices - the importance of running security as a business: https://www.securityexecutivecouncil.com/spotlight/?sid=28360