James Jones

Jim Jones is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at George Mason University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the Computer Forensics and Cybersecurity Engineering programs.

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Dr. Jones earned his Bachelors degree from Georgia Tech (Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1989), Masters degree from Clemson University (Mathematical Sciences, 1995), and Ph.D. from George Mason University (Computational Sciences and Informatics, 2008). He has been a cyber security practitioner, researcher, and educator for over 20 years working in the government, commercial, and academic domains. During that time, he has led and performed network and system vulnerability and penetration tests, led a cyber incident response team, conducted digital forensics investigations, and taught university courses in cyber security, penetration testing, digital forensics, and programming. Past and current funded research sponsors include DARPA, DHS, NSF, and DoD. His research interests are focused on digital artifact extraction, analysis, and manipulation, and on offensive cyber deception in adversarial environments.