National CyberWatch Executive Director Receives 2015 Academic Leadership of the Year Award

August 11, 2015

Casey W. O’Brien, Executive Director of the National CyberWatch Center, was recently honored by the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE). At the recent CISSE, he received the 2015 Academic Leadership of the Year award. Casey has more than 20 years of industry experience in information security and large scale IT implementation and project management in challenging and cutting edge computing environments that include both the public and private sectors. As a scholarly practitioner, Casey continues to develop curriculum and teach numerous cybersecurity related courses. His research interests include cybersecurity competition design and practice analysis; scalable and cost effective information security laboratories; and agile and accelerated information security curriculum development. Casey also teaches internationally and is a frequently invited speaker at various conferences.