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The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

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Jay Holcomb

Jay Holcomb: Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

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Jay Holcomb is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology.

Professor Holcomb teaches cybersecurity courses. His experience includes both cybersecurity technical and policy areas. He has worked for over 25 years exclusively in the information technology, information assurance, and cybersecurity fields, to include the technical areas of network and system administration, web and database application development, perimeter defense, and security environments. For the past 15 years, he has concentrated in information assurance and security.

Professor Holcomb has worked in the federal, defense contracting, and private sectors. He has also consulted and owned his own technical solutions/security company. He was a full-time professor at the National Defense University and has over 15 years experience as an adjunct professor at several universities.

Professor Holcomb’s interests include intrusion detection technologies, network vulnerability testing and analysis, web application security testing and analysis, penetration testing, and security auditing/reporting.

He holds the following security certifications:

  •  Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  •  Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  •  GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Snort Certified Professional (SnortCP)

In addition, he has held the following legacy certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Certified ColdFusion 5.0 Developer
  • NSA-sponsored INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM)

Professor Holcomb earned a M.B.A. from San Jose State University and a B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland.