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 was interviewed about cybersecurity on WCAI radio ("Local NPR for the Cape, Coast, and Islands"). A link to the interview is included in the article, "It Was Another Tough Year For Cybersecurity."

Dr. Diana Burley hosted Mr. Ohad Reifen, VP Strategy of the Israeli NGO Start-Up Nation Central, for 3 days of meetings to advance strategies for developing the global high tech workforce. As part of an I3P roundtable, Mr. Reifen shared information on workforce development initiatives at Start-Up Nation Central designed to support the success of Israeli innovation in six key areas: cybersecurity, agritech, fintech, watertech, digital health, and industry 4.0. In addition, Dr. Burley was the featured speaker for the GW Society of the Emeriti monthly series, where she presented, “Advancing Global Cybersecurity Workforce Development.”

Dr. Diana Burley was a guest on the So Money podcast with Farnoosh Torabi. The podcast highlights "Stories of Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Financial Success, and Money Strategy." Dr. Burley's episode is #817.

Dr. Diana Burley participated in an invitational convening hosted by the New America Foundation on strategies for increasing the number of women in cybersecurity workforce. The conversation was sponsored by the NIST and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.

Dr. Diana Burley spoke at the Millennium Alliance Transformational Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Forum. She led the keynote discussion on incident response orchestration featuring the CISO's from JCPenny, Draft Kings, RiteAid, and the FBI Deputy Assistant Director. Dr. Burley also hosted expert roundtable discussions on securing the internet and asset management.