Dr. Matthew L Hale
- Information Science and Technology, School of Interdisciplinary Informatics
Dr. Hale received his PhD from the University of Tulsa where he worked with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) on the creation of formal certification tools to provide information assurance capabilities to cloud-based information systems in a way that spans federal government and private regulatory documents. This work produced a formal verification language called Cloud X-UNITY and an interchangeable XML Schema for Security SLA specification called SecAgreement. His current research interests lie at the intersection of security and software engineering with specific focuses on building and testing secure web services, mobile applications, and wearables. Since joining UNO in 2014, Dr. Hale has won several competitive research grants to investigate attack vectors in hybrid mobile applications, identify and mitigate consumer wearable security issues in the internet of things, and conduct cybersecurity STEM outreach events. He also has a current research project, called CyberTrust, focused on exploring the psychology of phishing, identifying behavioral and structural antecedents of trust, and providing targeted personalized training to prevent future victimization. In his spare time, Dr. Hale enjoys a love of cooking - which he thinks isn't all that different from software engineering (e.g. components, connectors, and patterns), disc golfing, and tabletop games.
Secure Web Application Development
Secure IoT Applications
Information Security and Policy
Online privacy and security
Preventing phishing and social media scams
Internet of Things and Mobile Security
Cloud-based Web Services
CYBR Program Committee (2014 - present)
IS&T Advisory Committee Chair (2017 - present)
Faculty Senate Representative for the College of IS&T (2018-2020)
Faculty Senate President for UNO (2019-2020)
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