In addition to working and pursuing my studies I have found that it is very useful to be actively involved in professional and user groups in the area where I live and in areas related to my studies. These include:
IEEE-USA Committee on Communications Policy– I’ve only been a member of the IEEE for a few years but have found the people and activities to be a great learning experience as well as improving my people network by several fold. In the past year I was privileged to have submitted a small portion of the work the CCP team did (led by Mike Nelson) position to the FCC on the National Broadband Notice of Intent. I’m currently working with a team on Internet Privacy and Safety whitepaper which will be condensed to a position statement.
IEEE NH Section – Vice Chair of Computer Society
Silverlining– In the fall of 2008 I co-founded a Boston based Cloud Computing User group that meets most months in the Boston Area (often hosted by Microsoft). My co-founder and friend Matt Rudnick from Capstone LLC has helped tremendously doing most of the legwork to get folks to come speak. This group has now merged with Hub Cloud Club which we hope will provide a larger and more diverse climate for engaging the cloud users and vendors in the New England Area.
ACM – I’m a member of ACM and am constantly reading/using the rich library resources of ACM’s for my research.
IAPP – I’m a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. I find the daily updates, seminars, and network of privacy professionals all provide tremendous cross-functional relevance to what is going on in the privacy world – globally.
Franklin Pierce University – I have the honor of teaching as an Adjunct Professor of the Graduate Studies program at my alma mater, Franklin Pierce University. The courses I teach are graduate level Operating Systems and a class on Privacy which affords me an opportunity to include some interesting dialog with my students about cloud, security, privacy, and risk.
Southern New Hampshire University – I have just been accepted as an Adjunct professor for their graduate program teaching several IT classes including Operating Systems, and IT Management.
Nova Southeastern University Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences – I am a PhD with specialization in Information Security from the GSCIS program. NSU’s GSCIS program is a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agencies. I am also a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council as they evaluate the transformation to an iSchool.
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine – Content Reviewer