Engineering Advisory Board, Sep 11, 2018

Engineering Advisory Board

HBU’s Engineering Advisory Board began meeting in May of 2015 to study the possibility of establishing a College of Engineering. The Board, which is comprised of industry experts in engineering and IT, conducted a literature review, analyzed labor market data, and collected information from industry partners to determine areas of possible growth. Based on this information, the focus of the Board quickly centered on creating a degree program in Cyber Engineering as a first step in building programs under a College of Engineering. The Cyber Engineering program is unique to this region and will result in the production of highly sought-after graduates in this emerging professional field. Members of this Board represent major companies and agencies and are responsible for securing the physical and digital systems of their stakeholders. Members of this Board have also served on advisory boards for academic engineering programs at Texas A&M University, University of Houston, and Louisiana Tech University.

In addition to a number of private consultants, attorneys, and independent contractors, members of the HBU Engineering Advisory Board include representatives from the following companies and organizations:

  • AECOM
  • Blue Lance
  • BMC
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Chevron
  • Cybraics
  • ETix
  • FBI Cyber Crime Task Force
  • ForeScout
  • Fort Bend ISD
  • The Friedkin Group
  • GLO CPAs LLLP
  • Houston Angel Network
  • IT Works
  • Katy ISD
  • Memorial Hermann Health System
  • NASA
  • Nordstar Group
  • Schlumberger
  • Skanska
  • Snap Diligence
  • Superior IS
  • TechCess Cyber Security Group

Many of these representatives serve as the highest cybersecurity manager within their organization (e.g. Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer).

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