Dr. Hector Santiago joined the JHU Carey Business School in 2018, regularly teaching the Introduction to Cybersecurity course at the Washington, D.C. campus and lecturing on occasion at the Baltimore Harbor East campus. He is also adjunct faculty at Capitol Technology University.
Dr. Santiago currently works for the Department of Homeland Security Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Mission Center as the lead for Data Analytics Programs. He has served the United States in various capacities within the cyber/telecommunications sphere, in and out of military uniform, for over 20 years.
He was awarded a doctor of science degree (in Cybersecurity/Information Assurance) from Capitol Technology University and has master’s degrees from Liberty University (in Business Administration), Capitol Technology University (in Telecommunications and Information Systems Management), and the National Intelligence University (in Strategic Intelligence). He was awarded a bachelor’s degree of fine arts (in Illustration) from Syracuse University. Dr. Santiago is a two-time graduate of the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California, where he studied Russian and then Chinese, and has been a member of MENSA for over ten years.
Honors and distinctions
- Creator and developer of the DHS PEREGRINE Data Analytics Program
- Co-creator of the DHS DANTE Cybersecurity Database
- Creator of the DHS non-Forensic Attribution Methodology (nFAM)
- Co-developer of the US Department of Commerce Supply Chain Risk Management Program
- Recipient of the ODNI National Intelligence Integration Award (2013)
- Recognized as the USCYBERCOMMAND J2 Intelligence Analyst of the Year (2012)
- Santiago, Hector; PERSPECTIVE: Characterizing Adversarial Capability in Cyberspace Before Taking Action; HSToday.us; 24 April 2018; accessed at https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/cybersecurity/characterizing-adversarial-capability-cyberspace-before-taking-action/
- Santiago, Hector; PERSPECTIVE: The Most Misused Word in Intel and Implications for Cybersecurity; HSToday.us; 28 February 2018; accessed at https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/cybersecurity/most-misused-word-intel-implications-cybersecurity/
- Santiago, Hector; Is an Organization’s Need for a Cyber Army Just an Indicator of Resource Mismanagement; HSToday.us; 4 February 2018; accessed at https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/cybersecurity/is-need-cyber-army-just-indicator-resource-mismanagement/
- Santiago, Hector; Phase II – Cyber Attribution Using Unclassified Data; 2017 Public‑Private Analytical Exchange Program; 1 September 2017; McLean, VA.