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

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).

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).

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

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

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

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 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.

Dr. Diana Burley was quoted in the Axios article, "Comfortably numb: Americans are less worried about online security." Dr. Burley also participated in "Expert Voices Live: A Consumer-Centric Collision," a gathering of 25 topic-matter experts hosted by Axios, to discuss the innovation and security threats transforming the retail industry.

Dr. Diana Burley spoke on a panel about the new cyber security curricular guidelines at the 22nd Annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education in New Orleans in June. She also participated as a steering committee member of the New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) workshop. The workshop was supported by the National Science Foundation and the final report (to be completed later this summer) will be provided to federal government officials to shape future cybersecurity educational programs and funding initiatives.

Dr. Diana Burley gave a keynote address at the Norwegian Cyber Summit in Oslo, Norway. Her talk was entitled "Closing the Global Cybersecurity Workforce Gap." In addition, Dr. Burley spoke at the Howard County Maryland 2018 Cyber Conference on June 7th as part of the lunch panel on growing the cybersecurity workforce called "Where is the Workforce?"