Office: Science Center 210 (Armstrong Campus)
Phone: (912) 344-3192
Frank Katz received his M.S. in Management from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, in 1987, and his B.A. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, in 1977. Upon graduating from Florida, by way of ROTC, he received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Engineers, serving on active duty for four years in various leadership positions predominantly in the 92nd Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, GA. Of particular note was his six-month assignment in an IT-related role testing the laser guidance system for the helicopter-fired Hellfire anti-tank missile at Redstone Arsenal, AL. He attained the rank of Captain and upon leaving active duty was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for service.
Mr. Katz has over twenty-one years of industry experience in the Information Technology field: as a consultant for Arthur Andersen & Co. (1981-1982); as a Senior Programmer/Analyst for The Coca-Cola Company (1982-1988); as a Systems Analyst for Great Dane Trailers, Inc. (1988-1995); as a Project Manager and Senior Systems Analyst for Savannah Foods & Industries/Imperial Sugar Company (1995-2001); and as a Senior Software Engineer for HO Systems/Verisign (2001-2002). His particular area of expertise was in designing and implementing purchasing and inventory control systems. As a result, he brings real-world experience into his teaching.
Mr. Katz has been an Assistant Professor at Armstrong State University, now Georgia Southern University, since 2002. While at Armstrong, he was instrumental in creating the curriculum in Cyber Security, which includes an Undergraduate Certificate, an interdisciplinary Minor, and a track in the BSIT. He played a significant role in Armstrong attaining the noteworthy designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Education from the National Security Agency (NSA-CAE/CDE), which has been transferred to Georgia Southern.
He has been published numerous times in the Cyber Security field, especially in pedagogical methods relating to the topic. He has also made multiple presentations on Cyber Security to the general public in the Savannah area, and has been interviewed numerous times on the topic by local TV stations. He is an Editorial Board Member of Kennesaw State University’s Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Practice (JCERP). He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world-wide computing professional society; a Life Member of the Military Cyber Professionals Association, an organization dedicated to developing military Cyber professionals through STEM education initiatives at the service academies and civilian universities throughout the United States; and a member of InfraGard, which is a program that is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector to share information and prevent hostile acts, especially those in the Cyber arena, against the US.
Introduction to Computer Concepts
Cyber Security II
Firewalls and VPNs
Network Design and Administration
Information security/cyber security
Systems analysis and design
Database analysis and design
Research Interests: Information and Cyber Security
Blog of IT and Information Security/Assurance topics at franktheitprof’s blog
Last updated: 4/12/2018