Jon C Haass

Title
Professor of Cyber Intelligence and Security
Email
Department
Cyber Intelligence & Security Department
College
College of Business, Security & Intel

Office Hours

By appointment

Areas of Expertise

Cyber Intelligence Threat Hunting

Cyber Threat Sharing

Aviation Cyber Security

Internet of Things Security

Jon C Haass


Jon C. Haass was the founding faculty and served as department chair of the Cyber Intelligence and Security degree programs at the nation’s first College of Security and Intelligence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He served for more than two years as the interim Dean of the College, succeeding founding Dean Philip E. Jones.  His vision for the Cyber department is to build upon the success as a NSA/DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence through outreach to improve the national and international reputation through excellence in our graduates, impactful publications and grants, expansion of  offerings in its degree programs and increased partnerships with private and public organizations. Dr. Haass was appointed by Governor Ducey to represent northern Arizona on the Arizona Cybersecurity Team. He also 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. Since 2017, he has promoted the concept of "The Center for the Future", an incubation, innovation and acceleration space for companies that would collaborate with the students and faculty of the campus, creating high quality jobs in the greater Prescott region. With former Chancellor Frank Ayers this was successfully presented in March 2019 to the Prescott City Council, in August 2020 the Council approved allocating funds to seed the concept. In partnership with fiscal sponsor Prescott Chamber Foundation and numerous other organizations Prescott Regional Opportunity Foundation and its Center project has begun operations in downtown Prescott.


  • 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                          Co-op Cyber Intelligence and Security

Introduction to Computer Forensics                 Cyber Security Capstone

Data Mining and Machine Learning                  Cyber Security Thesis

Penetration Testing / Ethical Hacking               Open Source Research Methods and Analysis

Fundamentals of Networking                            Cyber Warfare: Threats and Counter Operations

Malware Analysis                                              Special Topics Cyber Security

Software Reverse Engineering                         Cyber Capstone Project

Advanced Network Forensics                           Cyber Intelligence and Information Security


Selected Works:

Best practices in Cybersecurity Education; Paper presented at 23rd Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) Las Vegas, NV (2019)

A Taxonomy Framework for Maritime Cybersecurity, International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, September (2018)

A Taxonomy for Aviation Cyber Security, IEEE Proceedings of NAECON 2018, Dayton, OH (2018)

Machine Learning and Intrusion Detection Systems, 5th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Las Vegas, NV (2018)

Educating the Cyber Security Workforce, Invited Paper presented at Cyber Security Summit, Trust in 2017: In What & Whom Do We Trust? (2017)

Cyber Security: Research Opportunities, Paper presented at 96th Annual Transportation Research Board Convention, Washington, D.C. (2017)

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, IEEE, APS; Advisory Board Member Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), Founding Member Cyber Aware Arizona, Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Cyber Talent, Prescott Cyber Warfare Range, Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT) Appointee


2017 Distinguished Faculty Award, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, US Patents Awarded - US6941574, US6275989, US5929850, US5903816