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Ajay Gupta      

Creator and Host of Technology Today; Cyber security, IT strategy and Their Implications on Business, Global Business and Strategy

Ajay is the creator and host of Technology Today and an authority on cyber security, IT strategy, and the implications for business risk and competitiveness.

A CISSP-certified Information Security Professional, he has 14 years of experience that includes senior IT security and research posts with Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Mitre, and Mitretek (now Noblis) prior to his founding of Gsecurity in 2002.

Ajay is co-author of two best-selling books written for the university level and published by Addison Wesley: Hack I.T., Security through Penetration Testing (2002) and Defend I.T., Security by Example (2004). Ajay has contributed chapters to two books: Plugging Security Holes in Online Environments for the Handbook of Research on Information Security and Assurance (2008), published by IGI Global and for which he also served as an editor, and Managing Security Concerns for Managing e-Business in the 21st Century (2003), published by Heidelberg Press. Among other writings are numerous articles, which have appeared in such publications as InformIT.com, Biz Monthly.com, and Everything Infosec. He is presently serving on the editorial board for Information Science Reference.

Ajay has held faculty appointments at Golden Gate University, Champlain College, and Prince Georges Community College. He has been an invited lecturer and panel participant for events with the Government of Hong Kong; ASIS International; Datatel Users Group; EDUCAUSE; the International Economic Summit; the National Council for Higher Education Loan Providers; the Direct Marketing Association; the CyberWatch Cyber Defense Competition; the Cyber Ethics, Cyber Safety, and Cyber Security Conference; the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University; Loyola College; Ball State University; and the Maryland Higher Education IT Conference.

In addition to numerous memberships in professional and industry working groups, Ajay currently serves as 2nd Vice President of the Maryland chapter of InfraGard and Chairs its Cyber SIG, a public-private partnership with the FBIs cyber crimes unit, and Co-Chair of the Green Markets Committee of the Chesapeake Regional Technology Council. Past leadership posts include Chair of the Information Security and Data Privacy Working Group of Maryland Governor Martin OMalleys Transition Team; Vice-Chair of the International Business Strategy Advisory Council; Reviewer for National Science Foundation grant applications; Board Member of the Prince Georges County Economic Development Corporation Technology Assistance Center (an incubator); Programs Chair for the Technology Council of Marylands Tech Network Steering Committee; and Vice President for Financial Affairs of the Maryland India Business Roundtable.

Ajay holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown Universitys McDonough School of Business; and both an M.S. and B.S. (cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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