Department Chair and Associate Professor Cyber Security and Intelligence
Cyber Intelligence & Security Department
Prescott College of Security and Intelligence
Prescott campus

Areas of Expertise

Cyber Intelligence Threat Hunting

Cyber Threat Sharing

Aviation Cyber Security

Internet of Things Security


Jon C. Haass was the founding faculty and is department chair of the Cyber Intelligence and Security degree program at the nation’s first College of Security and Intelligence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.  He serves as advisory board member for the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), a regional information sharing and analysis organization that includes companies in 14 of the critical infrastructure sectors, including aviation. His areas of research interest include the security issues associated with connected cyber-physical systems that encompass airplanes, cars, industrial controls and more. This Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to open an even larger portion of societies systems to cyber based attacks requiring us to educate our students, developers and leaders to the importance of this relatively new domain. 


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Wyoming
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Wyoming

Introduction to Cyber Security

Introduction to Computer Forensics

Data Mining and Machine Learning

Ethical Hacking

Fundamentals of Networking

Cyber Security Capstone

Open Source Research Methods and Analysis

Cyber Warfare: Threats and Counter Operations


Selected Works:

Aviation and Cybersecurity: Opportunities for Applied Research, TR News, Edition 304, National Academies of Science Transportation Research Board Publication (2016)

ACTRA – A case study for threat information sharing, WISCS '15 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security (2015)

"Guidebook on Best Practices for Airport Cybersecurity", Airport Cooperative Research Program, Report 140. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C.(2015)

Special Interactive Panel Discussion: Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Cyber Security, Proceedings of the A3IR Conference, Aviation / Aeronautics / Aerospace International Research Conference (2014)

The Cyber Threat from China, Presentation at 9th annual GSIS Symposium: Topic China and India, (2013)


Member ACM, AAAS; Advisory Board Member Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA)


Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi