Charles Pak

Charles Pak

Title

Part-Time Faculty in Information Systems Management

Phone

(443)610-7986

Email

gp7012@wayne.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Charles Pak

Academic Programs

  • Information systems management

Expertise

Charles Pak earned his Ph.D. in Information Security from Nova Southeastern University, an M.S. in Network Security from Capitol Technology University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. He has taught Information Systems (IS) courses for over 25 years as an IS practitioner and professor. He has managed U.S. Federal Government data centers for over 20 years, including personnel. He has designed, tested, implemented, and maintained many of these enterprise network sites (largest in the world) that encompasses distributed sites across the U.S. as well as the international sites. He has managed state-of-the art systems for military and federal government missions for which he was deployed.
His research topics include Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), PKI, Cyber Counter Terrorism, and Risk Assessment & Management. He has published several research papers in Information Security. As a practitioner, he holds several industry certifications: CISM, CRISC, CISSP, ITIL, SSCP, MCSE, MCT, Security +, and CCNA.
Recent Publications:
· Pak, C. (2011). Near Real-time Risk Assessment Using Hidden Markov Models. Nova Southeastern University, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses,ISBN:9781124992945.
· Pak, C. & Cannady, J. (2010). Risk Forecast Using Hidden Markov Models. Research in Information Technology (RIT), ACM, SIGITE, 7(2), 4-15.
· Pak, C. & Cannady, J. (2009). Asset Priority Risk Assessment Using Hidden Markov Models. Proceedings of the 10th ACM SIGITE, Fairfax, Virginia, 2009, 65-73.
· Pak, C. (2008). The near real time statistical asset priority driven (nrtsapd) risk assessment. Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGITE, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008, 105-112.

Research and teaching interests

Dr.Charles Pak's research topics include Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), PKI, Cyber Counter Terrorism, and Risk Assessment & Management. He has published several research papers in Information Security. As a practitioner, he holds several industry certifications: CISM, CRISC, CISSP, ITIL, SSCP, MCSE, MCT, Security +, and CCNA.

Education

• Ph.D. in Information Security, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 2011: A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
• MS, Network Security, Capitol Technology University, Laurel, Maryland, 2005, with class Honors GPA=4.0: A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
• BS, Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania,1984
• Member of IEEE, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), ISACA, and (ISC)2

Biography

 Charles Pak earned his Ph.D. in Information Security from Nova Southeastern University, an M.S. in Network Security from Capitol Technology University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. He has taught Information Systems (IS) courses for over 25 years as an IS practitioner and professor. He has managed U.S. Federal Government data centers for over 20 years, including personnel. He has designed, tested, implemented, and maintained many of these enterprise network sites (largest in the world) that encompasses distributed sites across the U.S. as well as the international sites. He has managed state-of-the art systems for military and federal government missions for which he was deployed.
His research topics include Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), PKI, Cyber Counter Terrorism, and Risk Assessment & Management. He has published several research papers in Information Security. As a practitioner, he holds several industry certifications: CISM, CRISC, CISSP, ITIL, SSCP, MCSE, MCT, Security +, and CCNA.
Recent Publications:
· Pak, C. (2011). Near Real-time Risk Assessment Using Hidden Markov Models. Nova Southeastern University, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses,ISBN:9781124992945.
· Pak, C. & Cannady, J. (2010). Risk Forecast Using Hidden Markov Models. Research in Information Technology (RIT), ACM, SIGITE, 7(2), 4-15.
· Pak, C. & Cannady, J. (2009). Asset Priority Risk Assessment Using Hidden Markov Models. Proceedings of the 10th ACM SIGITE, Fairfax, Virginia, 2009, 65-73.
· Pak, C. (2008). The near real time statistical asset priority driven (nrtsapd) risk assessment. Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGITE, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008, 105-112.

Publications

 Recent Publications:
· Pak, C. (2011). Near Real-time Risk Assessment Using Hidden Markov Models. Nova Southeastern University, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses,ISBN:9781124992945.
· Pak, C. & Cannady, J. (2010). Risk Forecast Using Hidden Markov Models. Research in Information Technology (RIT), ACM, SIGITE, 7(2), 4-15.
· Pak, C. & Cannady, J. (2009). Asset Priority Risk Assessment Using Hidden Markov Models. Proceedings of the 10th ACM SIGITE, Fairfax, Virginia, 2009, 65-73.
· Pak, C. (2008). The near real time statistical asset priority driven (nrtsapd) risk assessment. Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGITE, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008, 105-112.

Presentations

 PRESENTATION
• The Maryland Higher Education Information Assurance Academic Society, Pak, Charles (2008). Two Factor Authentication using smart cards, Towson University, Maryland.
• Villanova University, Pak, Charles (2014). Cyberterrorism Attacks on National Critical Infra-structure Systems.
• Pak, Charles (2014). Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Presentation. Mobile Security. George Washington University Cybersecurity Conference.
• Pak, Charles (2016). Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Cybersecurity Presentation on Security Management. Johns Hopkins University
• Pak, Charles (2017). Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Cybersecurity Presentation. Johns Hopkins University.

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