Doug Jacobson


University Professor
Sunil & Sujata Gaitonde Professorship in Cybersecurity
Director: ISU Center for Cybersecurity Innovation and Outreach


371 Durham Hall



Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University (1985)

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University (1982)

B.S., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University (1980)

Research Interest Areas:

Core Area(s): Computing and networking systems, secure and reliable computing, information assurance, cyber security

Department’s Strategic Area(s): Cyber infrastructure; Data, decisions, networks & autonomy

Additional Information

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Google Scholar Profile:

  • Jacobson, D. W., & Rursch, J. A. (2020, June), Building a Cybersecurity Engineering Program? Begin by Cloning Your Computer Engineering Program Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2—34232
  • Sedighi, D. Jacobson and T. Daniels, “T-PKI for Anonymous Attestation in TPM,” 2021 IEEE 6th International Conference on Smart Cloud (SmartCloud), 2021, pp. 96-100, doi: 10.1109/SmartCloud52277.2021.00024.
  • J.A. Rursch and D. Jacobson. “When a testbed does more than testing – The Internet-Scale Event Attack and Generation Environment (ISEAGE) – providing learning and synthesizing experiences for cyber security students,” Frontiers in Education, Oklahoma City, OK, Oct. 23-26, 2013.
  • J.A. Rursch and D. Jacobson.  “This IS child’s play – Creating a playground (computer network testbed) for high school students to learn, practice and compete in cyber defense competitions,” Frontiers in Education, Oklahoma City, OK, Oct. 23-26, 2013.
  • A. Luse, J.A. Rursch and D. Jacobson, “Identifying Factors Contributing to IT Major Choice Utilizing A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective,” ACM Transactions on Education,  Vol 14, No 3, August 2014.
  • . Julie Rursch, Andy Luse, and Doug Jacobson, “IT-Adventures — A Program to Spark IT Interest in High School Students using Inquiry-Based Learning with Robotics, Game Design, and Cyber Defense”, IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pages 71-79, 2009. (IEEE Education Society 2011 Transactions on Education best paper award 2011)
  • J. Idziorek, J.A. Rursch, and D. Jacobson.  “Security Across the Curriculum and Beyond,” Frontiers in Education, Seattle, WA, Oct. 3-6, 2012.