Alumnus Jay Johnson speaks on data security

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Lewis alumnus Jay Johnson speaks with computer science students on data security

Published: February 26, 2015.

Lewis University alumnus Jay Johnson of Argonne National Laboratory spoke to Computer Science and Computer Engineering students on Feb. 25 about securely storing data in the cloud.

“Jay is a tremendous friend of the department,” said Dr. Ray Klump, professor and chair of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. “He has mentored many of our students in professional roles, and has given us a lot of advice on curriculum. We were very excited about this talk because cloud security is a growing concern, and Jay helped our students understand this important issue.”

As the section manager of IT security and operations in the center for strategic security at Argonne National Laboratory, Johnson directs and oversees IT system security, service desk, testing, deployment and operations for multiple IT systems and projects developed and operated by the Argonne Center for Strategic Security on behalf of multiple government agencies. Johnson also performs and directs cyber related research.

Johnson has taught a number of undergraduate Computer Science courses and graduate Information Security courses for Lewis University. He is also a founding member of the Computer Science Advisory Board. In this role, he serves an important function, helping the faculty of the department keep its curriculum current, its laboratory facilities well-equipped, and its students well-positioned for enriching internships and fulfilling careers.

Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. It also offers minors in Computer Science and in Cyber Security Science. It’s also nationally recognized for a Master of Science in Information Security program, which includes an innovative fast-track that enables students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years.

In addition to receiving personal attention from experienced faculty and learning in an attractive and modern facility, Computer Science students receive real-world experience, working on service projects for non-profits and taking advantage of numerous internship opportunities. Students acquire both the technical skills and the team-oriented problem-solving strategies necessary for a successful career, through a cutting-edge curriculum and integrated learning opportunities.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,700 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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