Cameron University’s Dr. Pedro Diaz-Gomez earns information systems security certification

Cameron University‘s Dr. Pedro Diaz-Gomez, Assistant Professor of Computing and Technology, has earned certification as a Certified photo of Pedro Diaz-GomezInformation Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²®. Diaz-Gomez also holds designation from Global Information Assurance Certification as a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA). CISSP certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement and was the first credential in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). GCIA certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the ANSI/ISO/IEC17024 program.

“In the field of Cyber Security and Information Assurance, certification is becoming more and more critical,” says Dr. Johnny Carroll, Chair, Department of Computing and Technology. “Dr. Diaz-Gomez’s certification as CISSP® and GCIA lets our students know that they are receiving instruction from a technical expert.”

A  CISSP® is an information assurance professional who defines the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments. A vast breadth of knowledge and experience are required to pass the stringent exam.

GCIA certification is designed for individuals responsible for network and host monitoring, traffic analysis and intrusion detection. Certification indicates the professional possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to configure and monitor intrusion detection systems and to read, interpret, and analyze network traffic and related log files.

Diaz-Gomez holds both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Oklahoma. He earned a degree in pedagogics with an emphasis in mathematics from the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional in Bogota, Colombia as well as designations as a Computer and Systems Engineers, Specialist of Telematique and Specialist of Human Resources from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and as a Specialist of Quality Control Management from Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. He joined the Cameron faculty in 2007.

Diaz-Gomez teaches courses relevant to cyber security, information assurance, computer programming, computer information systems, and information technology and mathematics. He also developed Cameron’s Network Security Lab, Robotics Lab and Computer Forensics Lab. In addition, Diaz-Gomez plays a leadership role in the university’s partnership with the Cyber Security Education Consortium (CSEC) and Information Technology program.

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November 2, 2012

PR# 12-177