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Ray Trygstad

Director of Information Technology, IIT School of Applied Technology
Interim Associate Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education
Director of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Information Technology and Management
Co-Terminal Advisor - Cyber Forensics and Security
Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management
Associate Chair, Department of Information Technology and Management
Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee

Main Campus Office: 

Perlstein 223

Main Campus Phone: 

312.567.5252

Rice Campus Office: 

Rice 227

Rice Campus Phone: 

630.447.9009

Email: 

Appointments:    To make an appointment with Professor Trygstad, please go to http://trygstad.rice.iit.edu/appointment/.

Additional information about Professor Trygstad.

Education 

B.S. United States Naval Academy
M.S. Systems Management, University of Denver
Diploma in Aviation Safety, Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D. Studies Illinois Institute of Technology

Courses 

ITM 100 Introduction to Information Technology as a Profession
ITMD 460 Fundamentals of Security
ITMM 485 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
ITMO 456 Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems
ITMO 556 Introduction to Open Source Software
ITMS 478 / ITMS 578 Cyber Security Management
ITMS 588 / PA 588 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
PA 538 Information Systems Security and Cyber Crime

Experience 

Academic Ranks

  • Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management, 2011-Present, Full time
  • Adjunct Professor of Public Administration, 2007-Present, Part time
  • Lecturer in Information Technology and Management, 2002-2011, Part-time
  • Lecturer in Computer Science, 2001-2002, Part time
  • Lecturer in Business (E-Commerce), 2000-2002, Part Time
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science 1995-2001, Part time
  • Assistant Professor of Naval Science, 1992-1994, Full time

Academic Titles

  • Interim Associate Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education, 2014-Present, Full time
  • Associate Chair, Department of Information Technology and Management, 2012-Present, Full time
  • Director of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Information Technology and Management, 2012-Present, Full time
  • Associate Director of Information Technology & Management Programs and Undergraduate Adviser, 2007-2012, Full time
  • Curriculum Coordinator for Information Technology & Management Programs and Undergraduate Adviser, 2002-2007, Full time
  • Curriculum Coordinator for Internet Education, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, 1995-1999, Part time
  • Program Manager, graduate-level Certificate Program in Educational Technology, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, 1996-1998, Part Time
  • Curriculum Coordinator and Sophomore Adviser, Department of Naval Science, 1992-1994, Full time

Staff Titles

  • Director of Information Technology, IIT School of Applied Technology and IIT Center for Professional Development; responsible for managing staff and assets including all computer laboratories, faculty and staff computer assets, UNIX/Linux/Windows/VMware/XenServer servers, networks, and multiple Web sites. 2002-Present, Full-time
  • Manager of Client Services, Computing and Network Services; responsible for managing staff and assets including university Web site, all computer laboratories, Novell networks, and Helpdesk services. 1997-1999, Full time
  • Manager, Instructional Multimedia Center; conducted faculty training seminars, provided support for university faculty use of multimedia presentation tools and World Wide Web in an instructional environment. 1995-1997, Full time

Research  

Information technology management, cyber security management, cyber security policy, information technology policy, cloud computing, system administration, operating system virtualization, open source operating systems and applications, and multimedia

Awards 

  • Instructor of the Year, IIT School of Applied Technology, 2012
  • Professional Member, Gamma Nu Eta - the National Information Technology Honor Society 2011
  • Navy Commendation Medal, 1992

Memberships 

Publications 

  • Presentation: “Emerging Challenges in Enterprise Information Technology Security Policy”, NetSecure 2010, IIT Rice Campus Wheaton, Illinois, March 4, 2010
  • Presentation: “Security and Trust in the Cloud”, NetSecure 2011, IIT Rice Campus Wheaton, Illinois, March 25, 2011
  • Presentation: “Virtualization and Cloud as Disaster Recovery Solutions”, ForenSecure 2012, IIT Rice Campus Wheaton, Illinois, April 19, 2012
  • Presentation: “Enterprise Policies for Mobile Device Security”, ForenSecure 2013, IIT Rice Campus Wheaton, Illinois, April 18, 2013
  • Presentation: "Law Enforcement Override of Unmanned Autonomous Logistics Vehicles (Pulling over a Robotruck)", ForenSecure 2015, IIT Rice Campus Wheaton, Illinois, April 17, 2015
  • Panel Moderator: "Academic (Deans and Chairs) Panel" AITP/Illinois Technology Foundation Educator Series, January 28, 2015
  • Presentation: "Sponsor Spotlight: Information Technology programs at Illinois Tech" SIGITE/RIIT Conference in Chicago, IL, October 1, 2015

Community Service 

  • ABET CAC Program Evaluator for Information Technology programs
  • National Board Member, Gamma Nu Eta, the National Information Technology Honor Society
  • Executive Committee Member, ACM Special Interest Group in Information Technology Education (SIGITE)
  • Academic Advocate, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) 
  • Advisory Committee, Chicago Premier CIO Forum
  • Computer Information Systems Advisory Board, Triton College
  • Computer Information Systems Advisory Board, College of DuPage
  • Computer Internetworking Technologies Advisory Board, College of DuPage

University Committees

  • Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee (Associate Chair, 2015-2016)
  • Member, NCA Accreditation Committee
  • Co-Chair, NCA Accreditation Committee Quality Improvement Subcommittee
  • Chair, Information Technology and Management Curriculum Committee