Mark Heckman, PhD

Mark Heckman
Phone: (619) 260-4600 ext. 4918
Office: Hahn School of Nursing 222

Professor of Practice

  • PHD, Computer Science, University of California, Davis
  • MS, Computer Science, University of California, Davis

Mark Heckman has worked in the field of information security for over 30 years as an engineer, researcher, practitioner and educator. His wide-ranging career has spanned many areas of information security, including research and development of very high-assurance, multi-level secure systems for use in government and the military, research and development of intrusion detection and security event management systems, and general IT security and compliance for commercial organizations in the financial and health industries.

Heckman earned his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science at the University of California, Davis and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is currently a Professor of Practice and teaches in the Cyber Security Engineering and Technology program at the University of San Diego.

Scholarly Work

  • "7 Habits of Highly Effective Safe Home Computing," Bridges Academy, University of San Diego, March 2018.
  • "The difference between data security and privacy." United States Cybersecurity Magazine, , 2017.
  • "Where are the Holes in a 'Holistic' View?" Maritime Risk Symposium, Tiffin University, November 2017.
  • "Personal and Home Cyber Security, Cyber Security Awareness Month," University of San Diego, October 2017.
  • "The promise and limits of Big Data for improving intrusion detection," ISSA Journal, vol. 15, no. 6, 2017.
  • With McCready, J., Mayhew, D., and Callahan, W., "Toward a maritime cyber security compliance regime" in Issues in Maritime Cyber Security. 2017, pp. 543-568.
  • "Cybersecurity education's cargo cult." United States Cybersecurity Magazine, , 2016.
  • "System MAC Integrity Policy," IEEE Invitational Workshop on a Building Code for Power System Software Security, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, November 2016.
  • With Schell, R., "Using proven reference monitor patterns for security evaluation," Information, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 23:1-23:24, 2016.
  • "Staying Safe On-line," Bridges Academy, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, March 2016.
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