Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, CDP

Associate Professor in Information Security and Assurance


    Dr. Herbert Mattord teaches courses in Information Security and Assurance and Information Systems at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. He is the Associate Director of the KSU Center for Information Security Education (, as well as the Assistant Chair of the Department of Information Systems. He completed 26 years of IT industry experience before becoming a full-time academic in 2002. His experiences as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner are a valuable background to his teaching role at Kennesaw State University. While engaged in his IT career, he worked as an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw Georgia, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University-San Marcos. He was formerly the Manager of Corporate Information Technology Security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where his practical knowledge of information security implementation and management was acquired. Herb is the co-author of a number textbooks with Dr. Michael Whitman and others, notably Principles of Information Security, and Management of Information Security. Herb completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University.