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    Alan Usas is Program Director and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science for the Executive Master in Cybersecurity program at Brown University. The program equips industry leaders to address the global, technical, and policy challenges of cybersecurity issues. Alan is responsible for coordinating the work of academic, professional, and administrative personnel to establish the program and to achieve success and growth.

    Earlier in his career, Alan led engineering teams in developing successful hardware and software products to secure networks, systems, and data. At Tandem Computers, now part of HP Enterprise, he managed software development for the SAFEGUARD access control system and led the development of cryptographic products for the Atalla Division. Alan held executive engineering positions at several startup companies that were designing enterprise access control and network security appliances.

    Alan also held senior operational roles in information technology. In 2003, he joined Brown University as Assistant Vice President for Computing and Information Services where he had responsibility for the data, voice, and video network, core enterprise systems, and information security. Most recently, he was Chief Information Officer at the Yale School of Management. Additionally, he has held faculty appointments in electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton and Brown universities. Alan earned his bachelor’s at Princeton University and Master’s and Ph.D. at Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

    The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Alan Usas and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.