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Rahul K Patel, Ph.D.

Adjunct Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology and Management

Mies (Main) Campus Phone: 

847-493-9186

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Education 

Ph.D. Management Information Systems, Northcentral University
M.B.A eBusiness, DePaul University
M.S. Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
B.E. Electrical Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, India

Experience 

Senior Manager, Information Security Program Office Risk, Discover Financial Services

Dr. Patel is a seasoned Cyber / Information Security professional with over 20 years of experience protecting the Security, Confidentiality, and Integrity of information assets. He is presently leading a team of senior information security professionals as a senior manager. Dr. Patel’s responsibilities include identifying and evaluating security gaps and driving the implementation of solutions to mitigate security exposure through continuous research of the latest security vulnerabilities, threats, capabilities, and mitigation techniques.

Research  

Information Security Risk Management

Memberships 

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Publications 

Design and development of very high voltage standard capacitor Proceedings of the annual research and development session (1996)
Published in Proceedings of the annual research and development session, Central Board of Irrigation and Power, 1996 New Delhi.

Industry Title 

Senior Manager, Information Security Program Office – Risk