Wm. Arthur Conklin is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Information Security Research and Education in the College of Technology at the University of Houston. He holds two terminal degrees, a Ph.D. in Business Administration (specializing in Information Security), from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the degree Electrical Engineer (specializing in Space Systems Engineering) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He holds Security+, CISSP, CSSLP, CRISC, DFCP, IAM and IEM certifications.
His research interests include the use of systems theory to explore information security, specifically in Cyber Physical Systems. He has co-authored six security books and numerous academic articles associated with information security. Active in the community, he is a Fellow of ISSA and National Board of Information Security Board of Examiners.
He has an extensive background in secure coding and was a co-chair of the DHS/DoD Software Assurance Forum working group for workforce education, training and development and is active in the DHS sponsored Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) efforts associated with workforce development and cybersecurity aspects of industrial control systems.