Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies
Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Major
Timothy H. Ball, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity & Information Assurance
Office: 207 ECJS Building
Tim Ball, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, has worked in the field of computer electronics and data communications while he tinkered with computer hardware and software on the side. Finally deciding to get serious about the computer industry, Tim returned to school, earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and took a job as a Software Engineer designing and coding Navy weather analysis systems. Shortly thereafter, Tim once again returned to school and earned a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics from the University of Rhode Island and started work at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. At NUWC, Tim was the lead Information System Security Engineer, and as such was responsible for the Information Assurance of periscope systems on Navy submarines. While working at NUWC,
Tim was recruited by the Air Force to work at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, NY. During this time, Tim continued his studies at URI and earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science shortly after taking the job at AFRL. At AFRL, Tim was the in-house research lead for Offensive Cyber Operations and Subject Matter Expert for many DARPA programs. He has also sat on multiple scientific review boards for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
When Tim isn't in the classroom or lab, he can usually be found in the gym where he loves to lift things up and put them down. Tim also holds certifications as a Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Information System Security Professional. Tim is also a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Professional. Tim has received the National Collegiate Computer Science Award and the United States Achievement Academy's All-American Scholar Award. He is a member of the Academic Honors Society and the Computer Science Honors Society.
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