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Bob Burke

Program Manager and Adjunct Faculty

  • Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
  • School of Business


Mr. Burke is a Howard University Program Manager, Adjunct Faculty member and Associate Director of the Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC). His current responsibilities include teaching cybersecurity courses, student programs, curriculum development, research grants and community outreach.   He has over 30 years of prior experience in software development, customer engagements, and cybersecurity programs with IBM. He has a BA from Providence College and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park .   His professional certifications include Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), AWS Cloud Solution Architect and Project Management Professional (PMP).  




Info391 - Introduction to Information Security

Learn the fundamental concepts of contemporary information systems security (cybersecurity) to include the associated strategic technologies, risks, challenges, resources, techniques, trends and counter measures.  Topics of study include IT fundamentals review, security concepts, principles, threats intelligence, vulnerability analysis, cyber attacks, cryptography, identity & authentication, secure software development, application security, incident response, and other security mechanisms.

Learn how the concepts are applied to identify and solve real-world problems by participating in a series of hands-on exercises and project assignments.

Info393 - Internet and Network Security

Learn the fundamental principles of internet and network security found in computer systems, networks, and cloud architectures.  Topics include Network Fundamentals, Web Concepts, Infrastructure Security, Wireless and Intrusion Detection & Network Security.  Learn how the concepts are applied to solve real-world problems by participating in a series of hands-on exercises.




IT Technologies, Secure Architectures, Cybersecurity Training


1.NCAE-C Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative (CEDI) Capacity 2.Grant  NCAE-C  Maximizing Cybersecurity Training Effectiveness Grant

Group Information

Focus areas: 

  • Cybersecurity skill development and metrics 
  • National Center of Academic Excellence Designation  
  • Cyber lab physical and virtual infrastructure deployments 
  • New course content aligned to industry standards 
  • New online and hybrid programs  
  • Hands-on training modules and cyber competitions 
  • Strategic technology course infusion (AI/ML, Analytics, Cloud)