Denise Pheils, Ph.D., is an adjunct instructor in computer, curriculum, and statistics courses at several colleges and universities including Texas A&M and Excelsior College. Dr. Pheils has an extensive experience in curriculum mapping, accreditation, grant writing, and research. She holds a Ph.D. in Online Training and Teaching and a Masters degree in Information System of Management. In addition to the following professional certifications: CISSP, PMP, and A+. Areas of interest include: system security and information assurance, online education and quality of online courses, and the creation of hands-on opportunities for online courses.
Mari is the Director of Finance & Communications for the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest growing nonprofits dedicated to women in cybersecurity. WSC provides women with the resources and support required to enter and advance as a cybersecurity professional. Mari began her cyber career with Accenture where she excelled as a Network Engineer. With over 9 years of Information Technology, 8 of which are in cybersecurity, her experience spans network design, risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, incident response and policy development across government and commercial industries. She holds a variety of technical and management certifications (CISSP, GIAC, CCNA, etc) as well as a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems from Columbus State University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University. Mari is currently a resident of Las Vegas working to secure the Gaming industry of the south west. Outside of being a geek, Mari enjoys arts, puzzles, and legos!
Tonia Sans Nicolas-Rocca
Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. She holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests include cybersecurity, health information systems, and knowledge management. Dr. San Nicolas-Rocca has published her work in peer-reviewed research journals and conference proceedings.