George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Tharp, Steven

Academic Unit:Information Systems and Operations Management
Position:Adjunct Professor
Office Location:Enterprise Hall, Room 156
Office Hours:by appointment
  • Masters - Mangement Information Systems, VCU
  • Masters - MBA, VCU
  • B.S. - Mangement Information Systems, VCU

I have taught IT related courses to undergraduates. Developed and created a NIST Risk Management Framework class for GMU's IT Security track. This class is currently part of the IT Security curriculum at GMU. Class examples are IT Hardware, IT in the Global Economy, Network Defense, Introduction to Security, Introduction to Information Technology and Introduction to IT. 

Over twenty (20+) years of IT Cyber Security Operations, and Cyber Security Management experience, which applies to solve complex problems, involving all aspects of Cyber Security. This includes PM support of a 20+ personnel security contract, performing Assessment and Authorization, Cyber Security Compliance Audits, writing Cyber Security policies, providing Cyber Security solutions systems, security analysis, vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, and Operational Cyber Security tasks.  Experienced in technical support for software development, conducting Cyber Security controls reviews, developing technical test guides for various IT platforms, developing/executing Cyber Security Test and Evaluation plans and procedures; and knowledge of the interrelationships of requirements from FISMA, NIST, FIPS, NIACAP, DIACAP, Public Laws, and OMB Circulars.

Certifications: PMP, CISSP, Security +, Cloud+