Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry
Dr. Kamal Jabbour, the Air Force’s senior scientist for Information Assurance, at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate located in Rome, N.Y., returned to Edwards to teach the recently added Cyber Systems Test Course to United States Air Force Test Pilot School students Oct. 29-30.
The course, taught during the systems phase of the master’s program, provides students with a construct developed for identifying and testing cyber vulnerabilities, loosely based on a common decision making process known as the OODA Loop, which stands for observe, orient, decide and act.
Jabbour’s expertise played a critical role in the development of the course, as he worked with the school to create a curriculum that will provide students with resources to evaluate and mitigate risk associated with cyber vulnerabilities, which will evolve as technology continues to advance.
He has more than 30 years of experience developing systems-related curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels and helped develop and teach the Cyber Operations Executive Course at Air University.