With nearly 2 decades in law enforcement, fraud and auditing in the US Army and a variety of industries, and thirteen years as a pioneer in the field of cybersecurity education, Professor Larry Snyder brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position of Director, Cyber Security and Computer Science Departments.
Professor Snyder believes that Cybersecurity managers must have a broad understanding of the cyber issues facing organizations, as well as the skills needed to deter cyber-crimes. Systems, processes and all of the people within an organization must be managed holistically and diligently in order to minimize risks and optimize responsiveness.
Professor Snyder was instrumental in developing the cybersecurity program for the State University of New York’s Herkimer County Community College, one of the first cyber-crime programs in New York State. Under his leadership, it obtained national certification from the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). His background also includes positions in major United States banks as a manager of fraud operations and senior information systems auditor.
With an academic and professional focus on information assurance (planning, implementing and managing appropriate security controls that safeguard information and the vital electronic infrastructure of an organization), Professor Snyder has presented at conferences on topics such as: “Building Evidence in an IT Fraud Investigation” and “Computer Forensics Role in Complying with the ‘Big 4’.” He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, IEEE Computer Society, Comptia Academic Alliance, Infragard, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association