Barbara L. Ciaramitaro, PhD, is a professor of Information Technology and Cybersecurity at Walsh College. She is also the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Leadership. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in information technology, project management, business intelligence, data and decision making, software engineering, secure software development and cybersecurity.Dr. Ciaramitaro joined the academic world at Walsh College in 2008, after 30 years of professional technology and project management experience including the last 10 years as an executive with General Motors acting as a liaison with the Legal and Public Affairs Department and various technology providers internal and external. Prior to General Motors, she served as director of technology at three of the largest law firms in the State of Michigan. She left Walsh College in 2009 to join the faculty of the Information Security & Intelligence Department of Ferris State University, where she helped develop the program and course curriculum. In January of 2014, Dr. Ciaramitaro returned to Walsh College to rejoin the Business Information Technology faculty.Dr. Ciaramitaro earned her Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Information Systems with a post-doctoral certificate in Information Security. She earned her Masters of Science in Software Engineering Administration from Central Michigan University and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Wayne State University. In addition, Dr. Ciaramitaro has earned several professional certifications including the CISSP (Certified Information System Security Profession), CSSLP (Certified Software System Lifecycle professional) and the PMP (Project Management Professional).Most recently, Dr. Ciaramitaro was named as one of the "50 Names to Know in Information Technology" by Crain's Detroit Business. Dr. Ciaramitaro is a frequent speaker and author on cybersecurity, information technology, business intelligence, data and decision-making, project management, and mobile technologies. She has authored and edited books on quality assurance, virtual world technologies, mobile technology, privacy, social engineering and forensics.