Cyber Security: Protect your Testimony and Technology

Gordon Romney, Ph.D.

Before joining USD’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Dr. Gordon W. Romney was a computer science/electrical engineering full professor and dean responsible for cybersecurity, computer science, security and information technology programming in the College of Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) at the University of Phoenix (UOP) in Tempe, Arizona. Romney taught cyber security, penetration testing and ethical hacking, for five years, and computer science and information technology management, for eight years, at National University (NU) in San Diego.

He was the architect and initial lead faculty of the National University MS Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) program that is designated by NSA/DHS a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (2013-2020). This program has produced over four-hundred MS graduates and has been selected among the top twenty programs in the nation. He has enjoyed teaching over forty online and twenty onsite courses in the MS CSIA, MS Computer Science and IT Management programs. At the UOP he has the choice assignment of creating new Associate, Bachelor and Master degree cybersecurity curricula with sixty courses.

Conducting research and searching for new technology has, likewise, spanned his entire professional career. The use of virtualization and the use of virtual labs has been an integral part of his teaching for more than a decade. He created six patents for e- commerce applications in cyber security. For the most recent twenty-five years he focused on developing cyber security technology in entrepreneurial startups. Of note is his digitally signing all 10,000 fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in collaboration with the Neal A. Maxwell Institute, Claremont University and the Israeli Antiquities Agency.

Romney is a member of a team nominated March 30, 2017, for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for his seminal contribution to 3D Computer Graphics (, by producing the first patent for 3D scan-line Computer Graphics.