About Dr. Orebaugh


Angela Orebaugh, Ph.D. is a technologist, educator, researcher, and author with a broad spectrum of expertise in information technology and security. She synergizes her 20+ years of hands-on strategic and technical experiences within industry, academia, and government to advise clients on information technology and security strategy, management, and technologies. Dr. Orebaugh’s executive leadership experience includes proven ability to lead and grow multi-million dollar technology business in diverse organizations ranISM_cover_1213ging from Internet startups to Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Orebaugh was selected as one of Information Magazine’s Security 7 in 2013 and was appointed as a Booz Allen Hamilton Fellow in 2012.

Dr. Orebaugh is a Professor and Director of Cybersecurity and IT Programs at the University of Virginia where she provides academic leadership and direction to the Cybersecurity and IT programs, its students, and alumni. She developed and currently teaches the “Securing the Internet of Things” graduate course. As a former Adjunct Professor for George Mason University, Dr. Orebaugh developed and taught the Intrusion Detection and Forensics course, a core requirement for the Masters in Computer Forensics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). She also helped create the Masters of Science degree in Computer Forensics for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) by developing the program curriculum and SCHEV proposal. Dr. Orebaugh completed her Ph.D. at George Mason University with published papers in the areas of behavioral biometrics, attacker profiling, authorship analysis, and cyber forensics. She is currently performing research in the security of cyber physical systems and the Internet of Things.

As a Fellow and Chief Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, Dr. Orebaugh provided leadership and strategic vision for information technology and security initiatives and emerging technology areas. For over 10 years, Dr. Orebaugh provided subject matter expertise support to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in information technology and security areas including authoring technology Special Publications (800 series), the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) project, and secure eVoting.

Dr. Orebaugh is an internationally recognized author of best selling technology books including, Wireshark and Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit, Ethereal Packet Sniffing, and Nmap in the Enterprise. She has also co-authored the Snort Cookbook, Intrusion Prevention and Active Response, and How to Cheat at Configuring Open Source Security Tools. She is an invited speaker at a variety of conferences and technology events.