Cybersecurity & Awareness Fair


christopher laasch
Christopher founded Cal Poly Pomona's annual Cybersecurity Fair in 2004 with David Lyon. As the Interim Director of Information Security, Christopher designs and works with various teams to implement security tools and provide daily operational support of the systems security infrastructure at CPP. Conducts in-depth technical security reviews, risk assessments, documents recommendations for risk mitigation, as well as, provide guidance and leadership on related activities. Researches, evaluates, recommends, and implements information security solutions, standards, policies, and procedures that protect University information assets. Facilitate the assessment of and compliance with prevailing government regulations and CSU-wide information security policies.

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Curtis is Cal Poly Pomona's Interim Director of Advanced Computing. 

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Alex is Cal Poly Pomona's AVP for Advanced Computing and Chief Technology Officer.

Carol Gonzales

Carol is Cal Poly Pomona’s AVP for IT Security & Compliance and Chief Information Security Officer. She has over 30 years of experience in the public and private sector in IT audit, security, project management and support. She has also served as an adjunct professor in Information Systems Auditing and Management Information Systems for Cal Poly Pomona. Her research interest is in requirements analysis, IT project management, information security, women in IT, and the accessibility & usability of information technology.

anna carlin

Anna is a CIS Instructor at Fullerton College. She teaches Introduction to Cyber Security, Network Security, Ethical Hacking, Operating Systems Security, Personal Computer Security, and Introduction to Information Systems in the Business and CIS Division, Computer Information Systems Department. Anna serves as co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation grant to support workforce and curriculum development in digital forensics and incident response. She also has over 15 years of experience in IT audit, software development, and operations management. Anna currently serves as a Director and Academic Relations Chair for ISACA Los Angeles.


Dr. Mohammad Husain is a professor of computer science and cyber security at Cal Poly Pomona and chair of the CSAF poster session. He is the director of PolySec Lab, a center for cyber security research, education and outreach supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency as well as industry sponsors such Intel, Northrop Grumman and Boeing. Dr. Husain is also the director of nationally recognized programs such as CPP-SFS CyberCorps Scholarship and CPP GenCyber program at Cal Poly Pomona. His professional involvements include organizations such as IEEE, ACM and Usenix.

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Professor David Nimri, CISSP & MA, is the lead cybersecurity Professor in Computer Information Systems at Chaffey College. Professor Nimri has over 25 years of work experience in Information Technology, Software Development and Information Security in public, private and military organizations.  He currently teaches Computer Science, Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics and Cloud Computing at Chaffey College

Trevor Henderson

 Trevor is Cal Poly Pomona's Executive Director, Media Vision. He is a multi-faceted Supervisory Skills and production expert with several years of experience working on many different projects within the television, digital content, and interactive world. He specializes in directing full-service video projects from concept to delivery while providing creative leadership for a diverse team. As the Executive Director of MediaVision at Cal Poly Pomona we take pride in helping our university meet its communication and engagement goals. Our team consists of experts in all aspects of pre and post-production video content creation.

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Laura is Cal Poly Pomona’s Director, Information & Digital Compliance for IT Security & Compliance.

Judy is Cal Poly Pomona’s IT Compliance Program Analyst for IT Security & Compliance.

Angela is Cal Poly Pomona’s IT Compliance Analyst for IT Security & Compliance. Focusing on conducting IT security reviews for procurement and performing thorough accessibility testing. She ensures that all IT changes comply with standards and secures procurement systems while promoting inclusive access to university IT services. 


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Michelle is Cal Poly Pomona’s IT Information Security Analyst for IT Security & Compliance. She assist in monitoring vulnerabilities and assessing security risks to the campus community. She provides technical analysis on high-impact vulnerabilities and alerts. She also conducts research and provides recommendations on security processes to help improve the security posture of the University. 


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Roxanne Mendoza is Cal Poly Pomona’s Administrative Support Coordinator for IT Security & Compliance. She is an alumna of Cal Poly Pomona, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Roxanne brings over two decades of experience in the field of education, including administration and student services where she fostered a supportive academic environment. She has always had an interest in the technology our campus offered from a student and staff perspective.