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Why should you learn Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is quickly rising to the top of the list of excellent employment paths. It is one of the areas of information technology that is getting harder and harder to master. Organizations are looking for specialists to assist them in addressing the increasingly expanding cyber threats across the globe. To stop attacks that are of an illegal nature requires professionals to have specialized great deal unique skill sets, which makes Cyber Security a challenging domain. However, these are not the only factors increasing the demand for Cyber Security professionals. The top ten reasons to learn cyber security this year are listed below.

Top 10 Reasons:

Guruprasad Gadgil, Ph.D. (Cybersecurity)

Assistant Professor Business Analytics

Department of Management, Marketing, Logistics, and Business Analytics
University of Alaska Anchorage
Contact: 907-717-0193

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  • Assistant Professor of Business Analytics University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Associate Professor of Management Information System with Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, USA
  • Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems with Francis Marion University, Florence South Carolina, USA
  • Strong leader with more than 15 years of experience managing the execution of large, global IT projects
  • Skilled communicator, motivator, and creative thinker
  • Knowledgeable in the software development lifecycle, Waterfall and Agile methodology
  • Successful manager of complex business processes from inception to verification
  • Customer centered with a passion for translating customer needs into workable and effective solutions
  • Knowledgeable and experienced collaborator as a former IT analyst, business analyst, and program manager
  • Experienced IT Systems Corporate Trainer for 10 + years


    University of North Texas, College of Information
    PhD, Information Science, minor in cyber security
    Dissertation successfully defended March 2, 2018;
    Dissertation: “Social Media Influences on Privacy and Security of Marginalized and Minority Populations.

    Robert Morris University Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A
    Master of Information Systems, September 2012

    University of Mumbai, M.E.T Institute of Management Sciences, Mumbai, India
    Master of Information Management, June 2010

    University of Mumbai, M.G. M’s College of Engineering Technology, Mumbai, India
    Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering, June 1998


Teaching Interests

  • Cyber security, Information Security, Information Behavior,
  • Business Analytics, Data Science, Management Science, Managerial Decision Making, Quantitative Methods and Business Statistics
  • Knowledge Management, Relational Database Management, Data Modeling
  • Applied Multivariate Statistics, Applied Regression Analysis, Business Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Cultural influences on Cyber Security behaviors
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cyber Security concerns of minorities and marginalized populations,
  • Social media and network analysis
  • HIV and AIDS behavioral analysis research