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11:30 a.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Program
Petroleum Club | 40th Floor
777 Main Street | Fort Worth, Texas
$25.00 Full Buffet
$20.00 Young Members
$2.50 On-Site Parking
This month’s speaker and topic:
Cyberspace Issues and Education
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – CYBERSECURITY FACULTY
Daniel J. Ragsdale, Ph.D.
Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center
Professor of Practice
Daniel Ragsdale is Director of Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center (TAMC2) and a Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. In his Director’s role, Dr. Ragsdale is responsible for coordinating and facilitating cybersecurity research and educational activities at Texas A&M University. As a former Army Colonel, he provided leadership, over the course of a 30-year career, in a wide array of educational, research and development, and operational organizations. His Army service included combat deployments in support of Operations Urgent Fury (Grenada), Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq).
During his Army service, Dr. Ragsdale was assigned to the staff and faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point for nearly 15 years, where he served in a variety of teaching and research roles, culminating with his service as Vice Dean for Education, the Principal Deputy to West Point’s Chief Academic Officer. After his Army retirement, Dr. Ragsdale served as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he led a broad portfolio of research programs that addressed research topics ranging from cybersecurity to psychology to education.
The focus of Dr. Ragsdale’s current research is on cybersecurity education and cybersecurity of cyber-physical systems. He has co-authored nearly 50 technical papers that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and major conference proceedings.
He is a recipient of the Colloquium for Information System Security Education (CISSE) Founder’s Medal, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award, the Federal Information Systems Security Education Association Educator of the Year Award, and the US Military Academy Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Areas of Interest
• Vulnerability Assessment
• Reverse Engineering
• Digital Forensics
• Cyber Ethics