Dr. Jovita Nsoh ['Soh] has over 26 years of progressive experience executing key technology strategies and leading large, distributed cross-functional teams using agile software development methodologies. In addition, Dr. Nsoh has a deep understanding and technical expertise in complex technology deployments, digital transformation, and technology insights for various industries, public sector (civilian, defense, & intelligence community), emphasizing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity issues related to critical infrastructures such as energy, water, autonomous systems, and the intelligent supply chain. His research interests include security for emerging trends and technologies such as Industrie 4.0/5.0, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), neural networks, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Dr. Nsoh earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science concentrating on Cybersecurity and Information Assurance at Colorado Technical University (CTU) in the USA in 2021. Dr. Nsoh also obtained a Master of Business Administration in International Business and Finance at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in the USA in 2006, an MSc. Applied Informatics from Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences in Germany in 2002, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the USA in 2015, and finally, and LLB (Hon) from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, in 1992.
Dr. Nsoh sincerely believes that each person is unique and that this diversity extends to how we learn. Dr. Nsoh, therefore, uses various teaching techniques, including visual aids, hands-on labs, kinesthetic learning, etc. He also thinks everyone can develop to their full potential by learning new things. We can access the limitless creativity that we all have through a growth mindset. Through this mindset, Dr. Nsoh's students have transitioned from "I can't do it" to "I did it." He gives students the confidence to trust in themselves and their embedded abilities.
And lastly, Dr. Nsoh values empiricism. He enjoys teaching practical, implementable skills. With the help of this applied teaching strategy, He provides students with knowledge and tools that are in demand and that they can use immediately.
Dr. Nsoh was previously the Vice President of cybersecurity at JPMorgan Chase Bank North America. He was previously the Regional CTO in Microsoft's public sector team for the Americas. In that capacity, he was directly involved in high-profile cybersecurity and transformational projects. Working across multiple countries and cultures, Dr. Nsoh and his team led projects that digitally transformed companies, governments, and municipalities. Dr. Nsoh was also recently the Director of Risk Intelligence and Compliance at Microsoft's Cyber Defense and Industrial network team, where he focused on protecting Microsoft's critical OT infrastructure. His professional career also landed him high-profile roles at Verizon Communications, ConocoPhillips, and HPE, amongst others.
Industry Certifications and Recognitions:
Dr. Nsoh holds the EC-Council Certified Information Security Officer (CCISO) Certification, a Board-Certified Information Technology Architect Professional (CITA-P), Microsoft Certified Azure IoT Developer, Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, AWS Solutions Architect Professional, Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect, Agile Scrum Master and more.
Finally, Dr. Nsoh is the Secretary-General of the Cameroon Society of Engineers (CSE), sits on the Board of Advisors for the Africa Energy Chamber (AEC), is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), InfraGard, The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and The International Society of Automation (ISA).
- CIS 3351 - Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
- CIS 6358 – Secure Software Design
- CIS 6357 – Control Systems Security
Dr. Nsoh is an advocate for Design Science Research Methodology (DSRM). DSRM is useful in many applications and disciplines, including cyber security. It offers a problem-solving and prescriptive approach based on the existing techniques to design to solve problems encompassing design, evaluation, and reflection. Some of his research areas include:
- Cybersecurity for emerging trends and technologies
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Neural networks and Artificial Intelligence (AI), including generative and descriptive AI
- Sustainable IT in the realm of AI and cybersecurity.