PhD in CounterTerrorism

Mintz is a PhD Candidate in Counterterrorism at Capitol Technology University. She is an NCAE-C PhD Scholar and her doctoral research is focused on ways to contribute to the cyber forensics domain by applying counterterrorism techniques to mitigate challenges of protecting critical infrastructure in smart cities. Featured SMEs for her dissertation research are shown below, and are leading experts from the public and private sector, including the Department of Homeland Security and local government. Her academic background includes an M.S. in Digital Forensics and Graduate Studies in Cybersecurity Policy, and Curriculum and Instruction.

Dissertation Chair & Committee

Dr. Joshua Sinai, Dissertation Chair

Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Professor of Practice, Counterterrorism Studies, at Capitol Technology University. He develops and teaches distance learning courses on terrorism, counterterrorism, international security, and intelligence analytic methods at the undergraduate and Master’s levels, as well as Chairs several doctoral dissertation students. His more than 30-year career in Washington, DC, has included working as a contractor at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center (when it was first stood up) and DHS’s Science & Technology Directorate, as well as at the FBI’s Foreign Terrorist Tracking Force (FTTTF) and the Federal Protective Service’s (FPS) Training Branch. He also serves as Book Reviews Editor of the online bi-monthly academic journal “Perspectives on Terrorism,” for which he writes the “Counterterrorism Bookshelf” review column.

Jeff Fuller, Dissertation Committee

Jeff Fuller, President of Security Risk, Inc., was recognized with the USCG 2007 Innovation Award for his contributions to the USCG Maritime Security Risk Analysis Model. As a consultant, Mr. Fuller supported U.S. Special Operations Command, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, and USCG in a wide range of operations, combating terrorism, security assessment, risk analysis and risk management projects. He was recognized for his service as the lead of the USS COLE Commission research support team. Jeff Fuller is a former Army Special Forces Officer whose highest award was the Silver Star. Recently, he was awarded the U.S. Army Military Freefall Instructor Badge for contributions to military free-fall operations.


Ken Campbell

James “Ken” Campbell
Strategic Growth and Technology
Global Field Operations

Ken Campbell re-joined MAXAR in January 2019 to support corporate strategic planning and business development. Between 2006 and 2015, Ken served in executive level positions with DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, and Spatial Data Analytics – all now part of MAXAR.

Besides his private sector experience Ken served in senior executive service positions with the Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G2) as Director, Counter-Corruption Counter-Threat Finance Intelligence Support Group, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (2017-2018), and as the Deputy Director, Intelligence, Multi-National Forces Iraq (2009-2010).

Additionally, he served as the Senior Intelligence Officer for Strategic Intelligence with the Department of Homeland Security (2003-2004), and as a Supervisory Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Counterterrorism Office (1997-2002). Additionally, Ken served with the U.S. Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer, retiring in 2000 following a 25-year career during which he operated in theaters spanning Europe, the Middle East, Southwest Asia, East Africa, and the Western Pacific.

Ken’s honors and awards in support of national security include the Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award ∙ Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award ∙ National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal ∙ National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction ∙ Defense Superior Service Medal ∙ Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award) ∙ Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd Award) ∙ Navy Achievement Medal ∙ National Defense Medal ∙ Joint Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Somalia) ∙ SouthWest Asia Service Medal (3rd Award) ∙ Humanitarian Service Medal ∙ Kuwait Liberation Medal ∙ Combat Action Ribbon (Somalia) ∙ Joint Meritorious Unit Award ∙ Navy Unit Commendation ∙ Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd award) ∙Global War on Terrorism Medal ∙ NATO Non Article 5 Campaign Medal/Resolute Support-Afghanistan

Ken holds a BA in political science from San Francisco State University and an MA in national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. A noted authority on counterterrorism and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, he authored the book “Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism,” has testified before the Senate on Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism issues and has provided expert witness testimony in the prosecution of international terrorists.

David Olive

David M. Olive, Catalyst Partners

David M. Olive is the founder and principal of Catalyst Partners, LLC. a Washington DC-based business development and consulting firm. He has more than 40 years’ experience in business, politics, law and public affairs. After graduating from Samford University and the Cumberland School of Law, Mr. Olive served as a law clerk for US District Judge Clarence W. Allgood. Thereafter he practiced law in Alabama until moving to Arkansas to become head of the legal division of the Donrey Media Group.

After a short stint as President of an Arkansas-based nursing home management company, Care First, Inc., Mr. Olive moved to Washington DC in 1997 as Chief of Staff to then U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR3) who later went on to head the Drug Enforcement Administration and in 2002 was named by President George W. Bush to help stand up the Department of Homeland Security where he was the first Undersecretary for Borders and Transportation Security.

Upon leaving Capitol Hill, Mr. Olive oversaw the aviation, antitrust, telecommunications, and information technology practice group as senior vice president of the public affairs firm, Powell Tate. While there he represented Delta Airlines and the airline trade association now called Airlines for America. He left Powell Tate to develop Catalyst Partners, to help companies interact with federal and state governments in the homeland security and homeland defense arena. His clients have included Boeing, Raytheon, Sabre and Travelocity, AAAE and the Arkansas Airport Operators Association, and the Aviation Workforce Alliance. He has been a speaker at numerous aviation and homeland security conferences around the United States, where he has been a consistent advocate for developing a resilient culture to prevent, respond to and mitigate the impact of man-made and naturally occurring adverse events. He is a widely-recognized advocate for private sector entities to seek SAFETY Act protections.

David is a recognized homeland security thought leader. For the past two years he has served as a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, now the McCrary Institute at Auburn University. In 2015 he was awarded the homeland security “Market Maven” award by the Government Technology and Services Coalition (GTSC.) In 2005 he established The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable and was its first Moderator. He is also a contributor to Security Debrief, a homeland security blog, most frequently writing on the “business of homeland security.” He has served as a member of the US Chamber of Commerce’s National Security Task Force and currently serves as a member of its SAFETY Act and Cyber Security Working Groups.

Patrick Nathan

Patrick Nathan
Senior Advisor, Deloitte Risk Advisory Services

Years of Relevant Experience: >20 years


  • National University of Singapore – Honours degree in Political Science
  • Nanyang Technological University – Masters degree in Strategic Studies
  • Received OUB gold medal for academic excellence in NTU

Patrick retired as a Colonel from the Singapore Armed Forces. He worked at the Prime Minister’s Office for seven years before joining the private sector. He has gained considerable experience in senior positions in research & intelligence, strategic policy development, risk management, security management, and crisis management and crisis communications.

Patrick was a Vice President of Corporate Communications in SMRT and helped manage the diverse and challenging stakeholder communications associated with SMRT’s successful transition to the New Rail Financing Framework and its Privatisation in 2016.

Relevant experience includes:

  • With more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, he is a subject matter expert in crisis management and crisis communications and has been invited to speak during seminars on numerous occasions to share his vast knowledge on these areas. As a lead for several engagements, he has experience working with various organisations in establishing their business continuity management frameworks and has facilitated several workshops to guide the coordinators in establishing their risk assessment, business impact analysis and business continuity plans.
  • He has provided Subject Matter Expertise in more than 30 client engagements over the past two and a half years. These include a National Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Housing Agency, major Tourist Attraction, Statutory Board, two Organs of State, National Economic Development Agency, major Insurance Company, major Cruise Centre Operator, major Critical Infrastructure Owner, Integrated General Hospital, Multinational Professional Services Network, National Accounting and Corporate Regulator, National Science Education Promotion Agency, National Insurance Co-operative, National LNG Terminal Operator and Leading Energy, Marine and Urban Development Group.
  • Vice President, Corporate Communications, SMRT: Patrick oversaw the Corporate Marketing and Communications, and Customer Relations Departments. His CR functions included Passenger Service Quality Management and Customer Relations Frontline & Backline services. Up till Apr 2017, he led the Information Fusion Centre which was set up as a new capability to enhance data fusion and analysis within the Company. He ran five teams which were responsible for Internal Communications; Media Relations and Marketing Communications; New Media; Community Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility; and Corporate and Investor Communications
  • Director, Security and Emergency Planning, SMRT: Patrick helped SMRT to fundamentally review its security and emergency planning framework, structures and processes. His major task was the implementation of a hybrid model for security management in SMRT, which required the buildup of a 257-strong security force. He made sure that there were no security incidents during his watch. Patrick introduced major changes at the company in relation to Emergency Planning and the full spectrum of Crisis Management functions. He led a wide-ranging and fundamental review of SMRT’s Rail Incident Management Plan and pioneered a realignment of processes with the Land Transport Authority for both Transport Disruptions and Security Incidents.
  • Deputy Director, Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning, National Security Coordination Centre, Prime Minister’s Office: He was the project manager for the risk assessment and horizon scanning system, a unique research and development undertaking for the government of Singapore to establish a government-wide network and put in place a strategic system to provide early alerts to decision makers and operational agencies of potential significant changes to the environment. was involved in efforts to propagate risk assessment and horizon scanning across Singapore’s civil service. Of note, he led the project to establish Singapore’s first Horizon Scanning Centre, an open-source environmental scanning and information fusion centre, which also supports Singapore government agencies in futures projects. In connection to this, he was involved in Singapore’s Whole-of-Government Integrated Risk Management process.

Scott Tousley

Scott Tousley
Senior Executive for Cyber Programs, Splunk

Scott Tousley is a Splunk Senior Executive for Cyber Programs, focusing on emerging Splunk capabilities around Critical Infrastructure, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence applications and capabilities. Scott was most recently Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, DHS Science & Technology where he helped lead the cyber security research division for DHS, DHS’s involvement in Smart Cities and Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) research. Scott worked on developing and implementing R&D strategies for DHS’ role in strengthening national critical infrastructure and cyber security capabilities, engaging the cyber security research community and academic, corporate and operating research organizations. He was also the lead DHS representative/contributor to the 2016 National AI and AI research strategies. Prior to this role Scott was Deputy Assistant Director in the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office where he collaborated across the U.S. government driving the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and Mission. He has held multiple high-level roles in research, academia and the private sector including:

• Cybersecurity PM/Senior Scientist at MITRE
• VP at a technical startup (Logos Technologies)
• Network Ops Security at Genuity
• Chief, Watch/Warning Unit, FBI/National Infrastructure Protection Center
• Operations Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff
• Deputy Director, U.S. Threat Reduction Office (Moscow)

Scott is a retired Army Corps of Engineers officer, both a graduate and faculty from West Point, and holds an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M and a Master of Arts, Strategy from the US Army’s War College.

Diane Janosek, PhD

Diane M. Janosek, PhD, JD, CISSP, is an award-winning cybersecurity leader, author, and sought-after speaker. Areas of expertise include space security, international space governance, IoT, academic leadership, privacy, technology, data policy, defense acquisition, information and cyber security. She is a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. Previously, Dr. Janosek served in leadership roles in the National Security Agency’s Directorate of Technology, to include Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and in legal, policy and executive management positions, to include Chief Legal Officer, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and Legal Counsel at both the White House and the Pentagon. She is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and is certified in information and network security (CISSP). She is Senior Legal Advisor of the Women in Cybersecurity’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Affiliate, as well as Women in Cybersecurity’s Critical Infrastructure national affiliate. She served as an Adjunct at the National Intelligence University and was a member of the White House’s Federal Committee on STEM Education. She is on the Board of Advisors of Military Cyber Professionals Association.

Ms. Janosek is a multiple award recipient being named as a finalist as the 2021 Cybersecurity Woman Leader the Year from CSWY which is internationally recognized. She also won the 2021 Woman to Watch and the 2020 Cyber Impact Award winner, Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity in 2020 winner, CybHER 2020 Warrior award winner, WiCyS Affiliate Leadership Award for 2019, as well as the 2019 Cyber Warrior Woman of the Year, an award granted by the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, which honored her for her mentorship and advocacy for women in cybersecurity. She is passionate about giving back and serving the Nation.