Diana Burley

Diana Burley
Professor, Human & Organizational Learning
(202) 994-5835

2100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20037

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D., is executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and full professor of human & organizational learning at the George Washington University (GW). Prior to joining GW, she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the Cyber Corps program for the U.S. National Science Foundation. Dr. Burley is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who currently co-chairs the ACM/IEEE-Computer Society Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education to produce the 1st set of global cybersecurity curricular guidelines. In 2013, she served as co-Chair of the U.S. National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce. Dr. Burley has written nearly 80 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, conducted international cybersecurity awareness training on behalf of the U.S. State Department, and served two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science (2012, 2013).

Her honors include: 2017 SC Magazine “Eight Women in IT Security to Watch” and the 2017 SC Magazine ReBoot Award for Educational Leadership in IT Security; 2016 Woman of Influence-Public Sector/Academia by the Executive Women’s Forum in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy; the 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year; and a 2014 Top Ten Influencer in information security careers. She is the sole recipient of both educator of the year and government leader of the year awards from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education and has been honored by the U.S. Federal CIO Council for her work on developing the federal cyber security workforce. She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in Public Management and Policy, M.S. in Organization Science, and Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.

Education
Ph.D., Organization Science and Information Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Organization Science, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Public Management and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
B.A., Economics, The Catholic University of America

Publications

Brown, S., Denis, A., Burley, D., & Arling, P. (2013). Knowledge sharing and knowledge management system avoidance: The role of knowledge type and the social network in bypassing an organizational knowledge management system. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(10).

National Research Council (Co-chairs: Diana L. Burley, Seymour E. Goodman). (2013). Professionalizing the nation's cybersecurity workforce? Criteria for decision-making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Ford, V., Swayze, S., & Burley, D. (2013). An exploratory investigation of the relationship between disengagement, exhaustion, and turnover intention among IT professions employed at a university. Information Resources Management Journal, 26(3).

Hoffman, L., Burley, D., & Toregas, C. (2012). Holistically building the cybersecurity workforce. IEEE Security and Privacy, 10(2).

Burley, D., Gnam, C., Newman, R., Straker, H., & Babies, T. (2012). Leveraging higher education consortia for institutional advancement. International Journal of Education Management.

Burley, D., & Bishop. M. (2011). Final Report: Summit of Education in Secure Software. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Burley, D. (2011). Recruiting, educating, and retaining cyber security professionals in the federal workforce: Lessons learned but not yet applied. The George Washington University Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute.

Burley, D. (2010). Information visualization as a knowledge integration tool. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 11(4).

Burley, D. (2010). Penguin life: An ethnographic study of emergent social behavior inside Club Penguin. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 3(2).

Burley, D. (2009). Negotiation and consensus building in synthetic worlds, in working through synthetic worlds. C. Smith, W. Kisiel, Jeffrey G. Morrison (Eds.). London: Ashgate.

Presentations

CyberMaryland [October 2016, Baltimore, MD] – https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference/

CyCon US: International Conference on Cyber Conflict [October 2016, Washington, DC] – http://aci.cvent.com/events/cycon-u-s-2016-conference-on-cyber-conflict/...

CYBERSEC EU [September 2016, Krakow, Poland] – http://cybersecforum.eu/en/

Blouin Creative Leadership Summit [September 2016, New York, NY] – http://www.creativeleadershipsummit.org

National Cyber Summit [June 2016, Huntsville, AL] – http://www.nationalcybersummit.com

Burley, D., I. Guzman, G. Pandit. [2010]. Will they stay? Turnover intentions of future federal cyber corps members. Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMIS Computing Personnel Research Conference.

In the News

Dr. Diana Burley spoke about developing the cybersecurity workforce at the National Governors Association Policy Academy on Implementing State Cybersecurity. The convening included teams from four NGA Policy Academy states—Indiana, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and North Carolina—to share progress and exchange ideas on state cybersecurity. The themes for this convening were workforce development and helping local governments enhance their security posture.

Dr. Diana Burley spoke at the closing session of the inaugural SINET Canada event last week on “How Can We Stay Ahead of the Threat and Attack Curve.”

Dr. Diana Burley was quoted in the Washington Post Gazette's article "Today’s cybersecurity programs aren’t just for engineers." She participated in an interactive discussion on cybersecurity focused on implications for the boardroom and best practices for board oversight at the 5th Annual Cyber Warfare Symposium. She also presented at the Science Writers 2018 "Lunch with a Scientist" session at GW and gave a session at the National Conference on the First Amendment on "New Technology and Social Media: Good or Bad for Free Speech." She was quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's article Is social media a detriment to free speech? Experts at First Amendment conference weigh in.

Dr. Diana Burley delivered the opening keynote, "Addressing the Global Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage," for the EC Council Global CISO Forum in Atlanta.

Dr. Diana Burley led the CEO Academy: Managing Innovation and Risk in the Cybersecurity Environment for the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce. During the session, Dr. Burley discussed defining and measuring acceptable risk; evolving policy and regulatory environment; changing workplace culture; encouraging innovation in highly stressed workforce; and developing a cybersecurity workforce.