School of Professional Studies to Host Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Industry Experts

The School of Professional Studies will host two industry experts from the Bank of Oklahoma on campus for a special lecture focused on cybersecurity and information assurance. The lecture will feature Senior Vice President, Director of Cybersecurity Paul Tucker and Senior Vice President, Director of Identity and Access Management Angela Wintle on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in room 146 of Herrington Hall. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. 

“Many within our current workforce possess a limited understanding of cybersecurity and information assurance,” said RSU Instructor R. Curtis Sparling. “To meet the demands of this growing industry sector, our curriculum is designed to equip students with the ability to compete for some of the nation’s most in-demand jobs, while providing them with a well-rounded education. The opportunity to learn from industry experts greatly enhances our students’ learning experience.” 

Tucker currently leads the cybersecurity team for Bank of Oklahoma Financial. He has more than 20 years experience building and running enterprise security functions, security engineering, security governance and program management. Prior to joining Bank of Oklahoma Financial, Tucker managed the information security and risk management program at Williams Companies. He has served as the president of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, instructed network security classes at Oklahoma State University, and currently serves on several boards including OSU Institute of Technology, Oklahoma Infragard, and Optiv Security.

Wintle leads an information security team that manages the tools and processes responsible for logical access to Bank of Oklahoma Financial applications and systems. She has been in the information security and information technology field for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Bank of Oklahoma Financial, Wintle held various IT/IS roles at Williams Companies and IBM.

Rogers State University offers a Certificate in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. The college coursework completed in the certificate program can transfer into bachelor degree programs in Applied Technology and Business Information Technology. 

To attend the event, please register in advance with R. Curtis Sparling by emailing [email protected]