Chris Bogen, Ph.D. has taught courses such as Linux Administration and Security, Legal Issues in IT, and Computer Security since 2016. He completed his Ph.D. in 2006 while also serving as a computer scientist at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research Development Center (ERDC) (2004 – 2014). During his time at ERDC, Dr. Bogen contributed research and practical tools for domains such as long-term structural health monitoring (as a founding member of the SMART Gate project) and building information modeling (as a co-author of COBie-related national Building Information Modeling, i.e. BIM, standards).
He currently works full-time as a senior cyber security engineer for Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations (FFPO), as well as on programming and cyber security consulting projects. He currently holds four GIAC cyber security certifications for Wireless Network Auditing (GAWN), Penetration Testing (GPEN), Incident Handling (GCIH), and Industrial Control System Security (GICSP).
Dr. Bogen earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Mississippi State University (1999, 2002, 2006). His computer forensics dissertation research was published in the Journal of Digital Forensics Practice. His publication list includes numerous building information modeling conference articles, an article in the Journal of IT in Construction, a textbook chapter, and building information modeling standards. Dr. Bogen served as the secretary for the OASIS technical committee of the Open Building Information eXchange (OBIX) from 2012 – 2014, and as secretary for the National Institute of Building Science’s National Building Information Modeling Standards committee from 2013 – 2014.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
Don't turn down an interesting and challenging work opportunity because you don't feel like the most qualified person. Opportunities to expand your horizons don't come along every day and sometimes we are too hyper-critical of ourselves to see our own potential. You don't have to be the MOST qualified for a project or job, you just have to be the most qualified available for the opportunity.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Family. Music. Food. Reading. Sleeping. Puzzles. Building gadgets.
Without saying what the category is, what are your top five?
It’s as difficult for me to commit to a top 5 anything as it will be for some of you to decode my list. And by the time you decode it I’ll probably have a different top 5 list because my preferences evolve.
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