Computer Information Systems

Cyber Security Course Welcomes NSA Official

by Karen Doss Bowman

Teresa Shea speaking during Cyber Day - Spring 2017

SUMMARY: CIS students enrolled in the course Cyber Strategy heard from a retired National Security Agency official about how to boost cyber security within organizations.

“Predictions indicate that by 2025 there will be nearly 5 billion people online using an estimated 50 billion [Internet] connections,” with mobility platforms accounting for more than half of those connections, according to Teresa Shea, retired senior officer at the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Shea was the guest lecturer for the course, Cyber Strategy (CIS 498), taught by CIS professor James Lantzy on Jan. 30. During her presentation, Shea shared insights on the current threat environment, what is working to manage these threats and how to improve national security needs.

Shea, who had a distinguished 32-year career with the NSA, currently is executive vice president and director of Cyber-Reboot for In-Q-Tel. She has received numerous awards, including the President’s Distinguished Rank Award from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Donovan Award and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service.

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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