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Mark Ciampa, PhD
Mark Ciampa, PhD
- Program Coordinator - Master of Cybersecurity Data Analytics | Professor - Analytics and Information Systems
Teaching Area(s)
Analytics and Technology
Technology in Society and Business
Principles of Cybersecurity for Data Analytics (graduate)
Cybersecurity Orchestration Using Data Analytics (graduate)

PhD, Technology Management, Indiana State University, 2008

MS, Computer Information Systems, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983

MA, New Testament Theology, Abilene Christian University, 1977

BA, Biblical Studies, Abilene Christian University, 1976

Licenses and Certifications:

CompTIA Security+, 2008
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician, 2016

Dr. Mark Ciampa is a Professor of Information Systems in the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Prior to this he was an Associate Professor and served as the Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee for 20 years. Mark has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions. He has published over 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and books. He is also the author of 30 technology textbooks from Cengage, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals 7e, CompTIA CySA+ Guide to Cybersecurity Analyst 2e, CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs 3e, Guide to Wireless Communications, Security Awareness: Applying Practical Cybersecurity In Your World 6e, and Networking BASICS. Dr. Ciampa holds a PhD in technology management with a specialization in digital communication systems from Indiana State University and has certifications in security and healthcare.

Recent Publications

"Novel Findings of Hidden Relationships in Offshore Tax-Sheltered Firms: A Semantically Enriched Decision Support System" (with L.P. Zhuhadar), Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 2021, 12, 4377-4394.

"Do Students and Instructors See Cybersecurity the Same? A Comparison of Perceptions About Selected Cybersecurity Topics" (with R. Blankenship), Journal for Innovation Education Research, 2019, 7(1), 121-135.

"Leveraging Learning Innovations in Cognitive Computing with Massive Data Sets: Using the Offshore Panama Papers Leak to Discover Patterns" (with L.P. Zhuhadar), Computers in Human Behavior, 92, 507-518.

"Can software define radio be used to compromise ADS-B aircraft transponder signals?" (with M. Revels), Journal of Transportation Security, 2018, 11(1-2), 41-52.

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