Yair Levy bio

Dr. Yair Levy is a Professor of Information Systems and Cybersecurity in the College of Engineering and Computing, at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the Director of the Center for Information Protection, Education, and Research (CIPhER), and chair of the Information Security Faculty Group at the college. He joined the college in 2003, was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2007, and to full Professor in 2012. During the mid to late 1990s, Dr. Levy assisted NASA to develop e-learning platforms as well as manage Internet and Web infrastructures. He earned his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology). He received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration and Ph.D. in MIS from Florida International University. He heads the Levy CyLab (http://CyLab.nova.edu), which conducts innovative research from the human-centric lens of four key research areas: cybersecurity, social engineering, user-authentication issues, and privacy. He authored over 70 articles, three book chapters, one book, and his publications have been cited for over 2,300 times by other scholarly research. Dr. Levy has been an active member of the US Secret Service (USSS)’s – Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force (MECTF) and The South Florida Cybercrime Working Group (SFCWG). He was trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on various topics as part of the Citizen’s Academy, and actively serves as a member and the Education Section Chief of the FBI/InfraGard South-Florida chapter, as well as consults local, state, and federal agencies on cybersecurity topics. Dr. Levy serves on the National Joint Task Force of Cybersecurity Education, as well as other national initiatives related to cybersecurity workforce, education, and research, along with various active leadership positions in national and international academic associations. He is frequently invited as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on cybersecurity topics to provide keynote talks at national and international meetings, as well as regular media interviews in print, radio, and TV. Find out more about Dr. Levy and his research lab via: http://cec.nova.edu/~levyy/