Award Recipients

Casey W. O'Brien

2015 Academic Leadership of the Year

Casey W. O'Brien is the Executive Director of the National CyberWatch Center, a national cybersecurity education and research consortium headquartered in Maryland. Mr. O’Brien has more than 20 years of industry experience in information security and large scale IT implementation and project management in challenging and cutting edge computing environments that include both the public and private sectors. As a scholarly practitioner, Casey continues to develop curriculum and teach numerous cybersecurity related courses. Mr. O’Brien’s research interests include cybersecurity competition design and practice analysis; scalable and cost effective information security laboratories; and agile and accelerated information security curriculum development. Mr. O’Brien also teaches internationally and is a frequently invited speaker at various conferences.