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Javad Abed, PhD, CISSP, CCSP

Assistant Professor of Practice
Academic AreaInformation Systems
Areas of InterestInformation systems security management, Cloud security, Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Javad Abed joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School as an Assistant Professor of Practice in 2020. He holds a PhD in Information Systems and is a certified professional in cybersecurity and cloud computing. Dr. Abed is dedicated to teaching courses that explore both the technical and managerial facets of Information Systems. His research interests span behavioral and design science issues as well as cybersecurity, focusing on practical impacts in various settings. Dr. Abed is committed to connecting theoretical insights with practical applications, helping his students navigate and solve complex problems in the evolving field of technology.


  • PhD, Business Administration - Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MSc, Information Systems, Middle East Technical University
  • BSc, Information Technology Engineering, University of Tabriz


Selected Publications

  • Javad Abed, “Digital Technology in Changing Social Relations — The Social Internet of Things: Developing a New Method for Leveraging the Friendships between IoT Devices,” In Digital Strategies and Organizational Transformation (Chapter 9), World Scientific (WS), 2023, 1-18.
  • Javad Abed and Heinz Roland Weistroffer, “Understanding Deterrence Theory in Security Compliance Behavior: A Quantitative Meta-Analysis Approach,” Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS), Paper 28, 2016 Proceedings, 1-6.
  • Javad Abed and Gurpreet Dhillon, “A Review of the Compliance Behavior Studies in Information Systems Security Field: Current Trends and Future Directions,” In proceedings of the Annual Information Institute Conference, March, 29-30, 2016, 1-14.
  • Javad Abed and Gurpreet Dhillon, “Investigating Continuous Security Compliance Behavior: Insights from Information Systems Continuance Model,” Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2016, 1-16.
  • Gurpreet Dhillon, Lemuria D. Carter and Javad Abed, “Defining Objectives for Securing the Internet of Things: A Value- Focused Thinking Approach,” Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP), 2016 Proceedings, 1-18



  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity and data vulnerability
  • Information systems
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Database Systems
  • Introduction to Computational Thinking
  • Fundamentals of Data Communications
  • Information Systems Plan and Project Management
  • IT Infrastructure and Security