Janis Rose has been involved in technology and higher education for over 35 years. She is full time faculty in the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois Springfield where she focuses on network security and online open-source intelligence (OSINT) collection and analysis. She has served for the last 16 years as an Illinois President of InfraGard, an initiative of the FBI working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to address cyber threats to our nation's critical infrastructures.
Janis is also the recipient of several impressive awards. In 2014 she received a National Commendation from former FBI Director Robert Mueller for Distinguished Service to the Nation. She met on three occasions with James Comey during his tenure as Director of the FBI and has also been recognized by the FBI in Illinois with a Special Service Award for her work within the state. In 2012 she was presented with the Ties-That-Bind Award, one of only three national InfraGard awards, and in 2011 Cisco named her Instructor of the Year.
She has been a featured speaker for numerous conferences and organizations including Cisco, General Electric, US Department of Homeland Security, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 3M Corp, Ford Motor Company, and American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).
She is a partner member of CSSIA, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Resource Center, Secretary of the International Ethics Committee of ISSA, and is a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy. In 2001 she started a Cisco Networking Academy at the Capital Area Career Center in central Illinois and continues teaching high school juniors and seniors there today.
Janis holds several industry certifications including CCNA, CCNP, MCP, CCAI. She has trained hundreds of individuals employed by government agencies and teaches university courses on Intrusion Detection, Topics in Cyber Security, Network Security, Firewall Implementation, Ethics for Computing Professionals, Trends in Cyber Security and Security for Social Media Websites. She also works with teams competing in Cyber Security and Red Team Competitions.
An early adopter of the Internet, Rose offered the first, online course of record delivered over the Internet in 1992.