Capitol College has announced that Daniel Ford, chief security officer at Fixmo, has been appointed to the advisory board for the college’s information assurance program. Advisory boards provide Capitol College with a forum for interaction between faculty and industry leaders to review and validate academic programs, and to discuss recommendations for curriculum development.
Ford has been an information security professional for more than 15 years, and has worked for XM Radio, Secure Computing, McAfee, Nominum and Accuvant. In 2012, Ford joined Fixmo to drive security and technology innovation within the company’s suite of Mobile Risk Management solutions. In his role at Fixmo, he is directly responsible for global security and information assurance initiatives – researching trends, discovering security vulnerabilities and exploits, building strategic partnerships, and attaining industry certifications—as well as product innovation.
“I am honored to have been appointed to Capitol College's advisory board for the information assurance program,” Ford said. “Being an alumnus and completing my DSc at Capitol College, I understand how current cyber challenges will help shape the future direction of the program and will enable current and future students to be prepared to face the associated threats and challenges.”
Ford holds a master’s degree in information assurance from Capitol College and is currently working on his doctorate in information assurance from Capitol College with a dissertation focus on enterprise smartphone security.
Capitol College offers a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in information assurance. Programs are designed to provide students with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience they need to thrive in industry. Capitol College is a DHS/NSA nationally designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
Fixmo’s mobile risk management (MRM) solution helps government and enterprise employers contain and encrypt corporate data, manage employees’ mobile devices, and monitor the risks associated with those devices, as well as the infrastructure which supports them.
Fixmo Inc. is the mobile risk management company that helps organizations identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with mobile devices in the workplace. The company’s MRM solutions enable protected and compliant mobile computing, helping organizations embrace a wide range of mobile devices and applications while maintaining system integrity, protecting confidential data and proving regulatory compliance. Fixmo’s MRM technology has been developed as part of a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Fixmo is headquartered in Sterling, Virginia and Toronto, Canada.
About Capitol College
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor’s and master's degrees, a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.capitol-college.edu.
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