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Kenneth J. Knapp

Professor and Director, Center for Cybersecurity
Academic Background
Bachelor of Science, DeSales University, Computer Science
Master of Business Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery, Information Systems
Doctor of Philosophy, Auburn University, Management Information Systems
Professional Cybersecurity Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Phone Number:
(864) 231-2000
Kenneth J. Knapp

What classes do you teach at Anderson?

We are developing a new Cybersecurity program at Anderson University. Classes that I'll teach include Network Security, Ethical Hacking, Risk Management & Compliance, Professional Certification Preparation (e.g. Security+), Digital Forensics, Cloud Security, Security with Linux and more.

When did you start teaching at AU?


Why teach at AU?

The small-size lecture and hands-on approach within a Christian framework makes for a great teaching and learning environment.

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I am a 20-year Air Force veteran.

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

I love the small, private-school environment. Anderson is a great institution at which to build the habit of life-long learning and Christian growth.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

Cybersecurity is a fun and dynamic discipline and never boring. There is so much to learn, and the threats are always changing.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

I take an applied approach to cybersecurity by incorporating as many tools and exercises as reasonably possible.