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Dr. Steven Fulton

DFCS Coleman Richardson Chair

Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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(719) 333-7612

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Bio

Steven Fulton is the Coleman Richardson Chair in Computer Science at the US Air Force Academy. After a career working in the cyber field as for the US government, Dr. Fulton left the government in 2017 to focus teaching computer security in higher education.

Dr. Fulton hails from Savannah Georgia. Together with his family, he has appreciated living in Europe for several years and enjoys traveling as much as possible. When not at work, he enjoys hiking, walking and spending time with family and friends.

Education

Doctor of Management, University of Maryland University College, 2009

Master of Science, Information Technology Management, Syracuse University, 2005

Master of Arts, Education, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1995

Bachelors of Science, Computer Science
Minor-French, Armstrong State University, Savannah GA

Professional Experience

Coleman-Richardson Chair in Computer Science, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Co Aug 2019-present

Director, Center for Information Assurance Studies, Associate Professor, Regis University Aug 2017-Aug 2019

Cyber Threat Analyst, NORAD-US NORTHCOM, August 2013- August 2017

Visiting Scholar, US Air Force Academy, 2008-2013

Master/Doctoral Student, 2004-2008

Honors & Awards

Researcher of the Year, US Air Force Academy, Academy Center for Cyberspace Research 2011

Full Scholarship, DoD Sponsored Information Assurance Scholarship Program, MS and D.Mgt degrees

Distinguished Graduate: National Defense University: Information Assurance and Chief Information Officer Certificate Programs

Research and Scholarly Interests

Cyber Security, Computer Security, Computer Security Education.

Publications

A Blockchain Architecture to Increase the Resilience of Industrial Control Systems from the Effects of a Ransomware Attack: A Proposal and Initial Results, SS Kirkman, S Fulton, J Hemmes, C Garcia, JC Wilson, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems 8 (1), 1-13,2024.

Multi-Shield Cyber Security Visualization-a tool to enhance cybersecurity design and analysis, E Moore, S Fulton, V Garramone, D Likarish,  Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2024.

Trust and risk assessment in IoT networks,  J Hemmes, S Fulton, J Dressler, S Kirkman, Computer Networks and Communications, 181–194, 2023

E. Moore, S. Fulton, R. Mancuso, T. Amador, D. Likarish.  A Layered Model for Building Cyber Defense Training Capability, Conference proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Information Security Education, June 2021

J. Hemmes, J. Dressler, and S. Fulton. Trust Models and Risk in the Internet of Things. To appear in Proceedings of the SAI Future of Information and Communications Conference (FICC), Vancouver,  April 2021.

T Amador, R Mancuso, E Moore, S Fulton, D Likarish. Enhancing Cyber Defense Preparation Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Training, and Incident Response, Journal of The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education 8 (1), 6-6

E. Moore, S. Fulton, R. Mancuso, T. Amador, D. Likarish, “A Short-Cycle Framework Approach to Integrating Psychometric Feedback and Data Analytics to Rapid Cyber Defense”, IFIP World Conference on Information Security Education, June 2019

E. Moore, S. Fulton, R. Mancuso, T. Amador, D. Likarish, “Collaborative Training and Response Communities – An Alternative to Traditional Cyber Defense Escalation”, Cyber Science 2019 – Cyber Situational Awareness for Predictive Insight and Deep Learning, At Oxford University, England, May 2019

E. Moore, S. Fulton, D. Likarish, “Evaluating a Multi Agency Cyber Security Training Program Using Pre-post Event Assessment and Longitudinal Analysis” IFIP World Conference on Information Security Education, May 2017.

S. Fulton, D. Schweitzer, J. Dressler, “What are we teaching in cyber competitions?”, ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), October 2012.

S. Teel, D. Schweitzer, S. Fulton, “Braingame: a web-based student response system”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, October 2012.

S. Teel, D. Schweitzer, S. Fulton, “Teaching undergraduate software engineering using open source development tools”, Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, June 2012

D. Schweitzer, S. Fulton, “Visualization in information security”, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security ICIW-2012, March 2012.

S. Fulton, D. Schweitzer, L. Scharff, J. Boleng, “Demonstrating the impact of multitasking in the classroom”, Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), June 2011.

S. Fulton, D. Schweitzer, “A concept focused security lab environment”, Proceedings of the 15th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, June 2011.

D. Schweitzer, S. Fulton, “A hybrid approach to teaching information warfare”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, June 2010.

S. Fulton, S. Porto, “Industry based information assurance: A new role for user awareness training”, Proceedings of the 14th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, June 2010.

Publications with Students

Like a Bee to a Honeypot: A Bug Bounty Capstone Project, S Fulton, M Dickerman, M Gillan, K Su-uthai, A Thompson, P Ye, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 39 (2), 28-37, 2023.

J. Blasbalg, R. Cooney, S. Fulton, “Defining and exposing privacy issues with social media”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, December 2012.

C. Floyd, T. Schultz, S. Fulton, “Security vulnerabilities in the open source Moodle eLearning system”, 16th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, June 2012.

D. Kvedar, M. Nettis, S. Fulton, “The use of formal social engineering techniques to identify weaknesses during a computer vulnerability competition”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, December 2012.

J. Warner, D. Musielewicz, G. Masters, T. Verett, R Winchester, S. Fulton, “Network firewall visualization in the classroom”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, December 2010.