Dr. Daniel Manson
Phone: (909) 869-3244
Office: Building 164, Room 3016
Research Interests: Security, Information Assurance
Dr. Dan Manson, CISSP, is a Professor and Department Chair in Computer Information Systems at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Dr. Manson has taught Information Systems Auditing, Internet Security and Computer Forensics in the College of Business Administration Computer Information Systems undergraduate and Master of Science in Information Systems Auditing programs. From September 2003 to March 2004 and January to December 2006, Dr. Manson served as the campus Information Security Officer for Cal Poly Pomona.
Dr. Manson led the effort for Cal Poly Pomona to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in 2005 and again in 2008. Dr. Manson is in charge of the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and California Cyber Challenge as part of the United States Cyber Challenge.
Dan has been co-Principal Investigator on three National Science Foundation grants to support workforce, curriculum and professional development in cyber security, including the current CyberWatch West NSF ATE Regional Center grant. Dan serves on the Academic Relations Committee for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and is a past president of the Southern California High Technology Crime Investigation Association.
CIS 101 Introduction to Microcomputing
CIS 200 Special Topics for Lower Division Students
CIS 231 Fundamentals of Information Systems
CIS 400 Special Topics for Upper Division Students
GBA 577 Advanced IS Auditing
GBA 578 Security and Privacy of Information Systems
2014 - Winter ICT Educator Conference 2013, January 3-4, 2014, San Francisco, CA. (3 presentations).
1. "A Roadmap to CAE2Y”, presented with Corrinne Sande, PI CyberWatch West, Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator, Whatcom Community College, Michael McKeever, Computer Networking and Security Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Michael Warner, Chair Computer Networking/Digital Media, Coastline CC and Mohsen Beheshti, Professor and Chair, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA.
2. "National Cyber League 2013 Fall Season Lessons Learned”, presented with Casey O'Brien, National CyberWatch Center and James Jones, MPICT.
3. "Cybersecurity Competition Federation: From Quantity Comes Quality”
California Cybersecurity Conference October 9-10, 2013, Sacramento, CA. "Privacy is Why, Security is How”, presented with Neils Johnson, Symantec, and Laurie Rhea, CA Franchise Tax Board.
IEEE Foothill Section, September 26, 2013, Pomona, CA. "5,000 + 5,000 by 2020 – The National Cybersecurity Sports Federation”.
4th Annual NICE workshop - California Cybersecurity Symposium, September 17-29, Gaithersburg, VA. (3 presentations).
1. "National Cybersecurity Sports Federation”
2. "Holistic Cyber Security Education: Balancing Breadth and Depth”, presented with Dr. Diana Burley (GWU), Barbara Endicott-Popovsky (UW).Siddharth Kaza (TowsonU) and Andrew Mangle (CCBC).
3. "Using Virtualization Technology to Support Cybersecurity Curricula and Competitions”, presented with Dr. John Sands (CSSIA), Dr. David Durkee (CSSIA) and Col. Ron Dodge (USMA).
“The Case for Depth in Cybersecurity Education”. Co-authored with Ron Pike. Published in ACM Inroads, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2014.
“CyberPatriot: Exploring University-High School Partnerships”. Co-authored with Steven Curl and Anna Carlin. Published in the Communications of the International Information Management Association (IIMA), Volume 12, Issue 1, 2012.
“Developing the Cyber Defenders of Tomorrow with Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions (CCDC)”. Co-authored with Anna Carlin and Jake Zhu. Published in the Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ), Volume 8, Number 14, 2010.
“A Framework for Improving Information Assurance Education”, Co-authored with Steven Curl. Published in the Communications of the International Information Management Association (IIMA). Volume 9, Issue 1, 2009.
"Five years of Success: Some Outcomes of the Carnegie Mellon Information Assurance Capacity Building Program". Co-authored with Carol Sledge, Anna Maria Berta, and Dena Haritos Tsamitis. Published in the Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ), Volume 6, Issue Number 61, 2008.
“My Student, My Teacher, A Polytechnic Approach to Information Assurance”. Co-authored with Anna Carlin. Published in the Communications of the International Information Management Association (IIMA). Volume 7, Issue 3, 2007.
“To Catch A Thief II”. Co-authored with Steven Curl and Anna Carlin. Published in the Communications of the International Information Management Association (IIMA). Volume 6, Issue 1, 2006.
Grants and Awards
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant Award # 1343536. Cal Poly Pomona was awarded a 2 year $300,000 NSF EAGER grant establishing the National Cybersecurity Sports Federation (NCSF) which brings together the community of cybersecurity academic, industry and government leaders in cybersecurity competitions, to induce shared goals and values, and to create an umbrella organization for a national sport of cybersecurity.
Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, Award # 1104278. Mt. San Antonio College (lead), Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino and Cal State Dominguez Hills were awarded a 4 year $3,000,000 grant in information security workforce, faculty, outreach and curriculum development. 10/13/11 – 10/12/15
Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, Award # 0703001. Mt. San Antonio College (lead), Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach City College were awarded a 2 year $600,000 grant in information security workforce, faculty, outreach and curriculum development. October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2009.
Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, Award #0302942. Mt. San Antonio College and Cal Poly Pomona were awarded a three-year $900,000 grant to develop and implement information security curriculum and programs. July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2006.