Herbert J. Mattord

Ph.D, Nova Southeastern University

Herbert J. Mattord

Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D, CISM, CISSP, teaches courses in Information Security and Assurance at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, GA. He is the associate director of the KSU Center for Information Security Education (infosec.kennesaw.edu), as well as the coordinator for the KSU Information Security and Assurance and Information Systems programs of study. He completed 26 years of IT industry experience before becoming a full-time academic in 2002. His experiences as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner are a valuable background to his teaching role at KSU. While engaged in his IT career, he worked as an adjunct professor at KSU, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University-San Marcos. He was formerly the manager of corporate information technology security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where his practical knowledge of information security implementation and management was acquired. Dr. Mattord is the co-author of ten textbooks, notably Principles of Information Security and Management of Information Security. Dr. Mattord completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant professor of information security and assurance, Kennesaw State University; content faculty expert, information security and assurance, Security Executive Council