Cybersecurity Spring 2023 Capstone Project Showcase

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm PDT

Capstone projects are the culmination of the MICS students’ work in the School of Information’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity program.

Over the course of their final semester, teams of students propose and select project ideas, conduct and communicate their work, receive and provide feedback, and deliver compelling presentations along with a web-based final deliverable. A panel of judges will select an outstanding project for the Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award.

Join us for an online presentation of these capstone projects. Each team will present for twenty minutes, including Q&A.

Join the online showcase


James DeLuccia

Author, entrepreneur, and cybersecurity professional James DeLuccia currently works as product security officer at Honeywell. In the role, he oversees all security, operations, incident response, privacy, and cyber functions in the business as well as all company products in the market. He and his team have been crucial to the creation of cloud strategy technology and cyber re-alignment at Honeywell. Previously, he has written books about IT compliance and hacking prevention as well as founded startups that addressed similar challenges. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management information sciences from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in business administration from Mercer University.

Ilona Simpson

CIO, EMEA, and member of Global Strategy Board at Netskope, Ilona Simpson has joined the leading provider of enterprise security from Adidas where she was VP, CIO & Transformation Office. Previously, she held regional, functional, and global CIO roles at Porsche, DHL Supply Chain and Aston Martin, and led a major digital transformation initiative at innogy (acquired by EON in 2020).

Simpson is passionate about transforming the way corporate boards and CXOs view and engage with cyber risk, helping them build digital resilience and become digital trust champions leveraging state of the art technology.

Active in a number of technology and industry advisory boards, she holds an MBA from IESE Business School, and is a guest lecturer on technology and business topics. An advocate of responsible and sustainable innovation, she is an early stage investor and mentor. And last not least a passionate sailor and an eager Peloton rider.

Nicole Darden Ford

Nicole Darden Ford is currently Rockwell Automation’s VP of Global Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer. For 20+ years, she has dedicated her career to protecting enterprise IT assets and guiding corporations and government organizations through significant security transformations. Early on in her business journey, she worked as Diplomatic Security Enterprise Architect Branch Chief at the U.S. Department of State, where she constructed a technology solutions roadmap that consolidated standardized critical data and services. Years later, she joined various companies such Inovalon, Carrier, and Baxter International, tasked with creating a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that ultimately reduced vulnerabilities by 50%. For her work, Ford received the Top 100 CISO Award twice. Her extensive knowledge and application experience in cybersecurity, cyber forensics, digital transformation, and homeland security practices has cemented her as a leader in the cybersecurity space.

Last updated:

May 5, 2023