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|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)||Associate Director / Asst. Professor|
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)||North Dakota State University Cybersecurity Institute|
|Company size (employees)||5,000 to 9,999|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:
* Dr. Jeremy Straub has led initiatives at the North Dakota State University that have vastly expanded the number of cybersecurity educational opportunities available to students.
Jeremy Straub is an assistant professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Computer Science and the associate director of the NDSU Institute for Cyber Security Education and Research. Straub also serves as the Coordinator of Cybersecurity Programs for NDSU’s Department of Computer Science and is a 2019-2020 faculty fellow of the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth.
While at NDSU, Straub has led a number of cybersecurity initiatives, including:
* Development of cybersecurity options for NDSU’s M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering
* Development of multiple new cybersecurity courses on topics including network defense, forensics, research methods and law/policy
* Development of a new B.S. degree in cybersecurity (currently going through the NDSU / university system multi-step approval process)
* Mentoring / advising numerous student competition teams and individual student competitors that have won top places in competitions such as the National Cyber Summit’s Cyber Cup, National Cyber League and MITRE CTF.
* Facilitating the launch of and advising NDSU’s Cybersecurity Student Association
* Developing partnerships with CompTIA, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco Systems and others to facilitate student education
* Developing and leading a National Science Foundation-supported Research Experience for Undergraduates site focused on cyber-physical system cybersecurity
* Running a National Security Agency-sponsored GenCyber camp
* Organizing a speaker series for Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week and arranging a gubernatorial proclamation to create North Dakota Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week
* Helping launch the ‘HackNDSU’ event where students learn about penetration testing through penetration testing of NDSU’s network, under industry professional and NDSU IT supervision
* Participation in the North Dakota K-20W computing and cyber sciences where he helped develop a cybersecurity vision for K-20 (kindergarten through graduate school) for the State of North Dakota
In addition to the foregoing, Straub also mentors undergraduate and graduate student cybersecurity research and teaches multiple cybersecurity courses.