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Cybersecurity Expert Anne Rogers to Teach an Inaugural Course in UST Global Cybersecurity Degree Program

Ms. Anne RogersMs. Anne Rogers, a senior consultant partner and Certified Cloud Security Officer for ERASCOGroup, LLC., joins University of St. Thomas’ Global Cybersecurity faculty as an adjunct professor who will teach one of the program’s inaugural courses in the fall. The course is GCSE 3301 Computer Systems and Network Architecture and lab.

Eric Botts, director of the new Bachelor of Science in Global Cybersecurity program said, “Ms. Rogers is highly qualified and well regarded in the Houston cybersecurity professional community. We are fortunate to have her.”

The degree program launches in fall 2021. The multi-disciplinary Global Cybersecurity B.S. is housed within the Department of International Studies and Modern Languages and will prepare students to bridge the gap between technicians and the executive level. Jobs could include interfacing with internet governance societies about data protection, privacy and ethics, designing systems and polices for small to mid-sized businesses, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and auditing systems for bias. To apply, go to Global CyberSecurity Program.

Rogers believes we live in a truly interconnected world that is built upon computing and network technologies that provide both amazing advantages and significant challenges in maintaining the viability of that foundation.

“The goal of this course is to provide students with a real-world understanding of the fundamental security architectures and implementations required to provide security and integrity for this technology foundation,” Rogers said. “The course will present technology security from the perspective of both academic architecture principles and from a hands-on, experience-based perspective.”

Anne Rogers Brings a Wealth of Experience to UST

Rogers provides clients with technical and management consulting in Information Systems and Network management; Information security, solutions and compliance planning and design; performance and capacity management; as well as computer forensics and eDiscovery.For the past eight years she also has served as CIO for El Centro de Corazon, a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four locations in Houston.

Previously, from 2002 through early 2012, she was the director of information safeguards for Waste Management, responsible for company-wide information security and privacy protection strategy and compliance programs; information protection policies, procedures, and guidelines; and the company’s formal security awareness program.

Rogers is a long-time member of Information Systems Security Association and an ISSA Fellow. She has served multiple terms as president of the ISSA South Texas chapter, was a founding member of the ISSA CISO Executive Forum and served for 10 years on the CISO Advisory Committee. She served on the ISSA International Board from 2004-2006, and from 2013-2019 as a director and then COO on the ISSA International Board. Rogers was a founding member and board member of the Corporate eDiscovery Forum. She also is a long-time member of InfraGard and former board member of the Houston InfraGard Chapter.Rogers holds a B.S. in Physics from University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA from the University of Utah, Salt Lake. She holds CISSP, IAM and IEM Security certifications, the Project Management Institute’s PMP certification and formerly held CCE and EnCE forensics certifications.