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Loyce Best Pailen, Doctor of Management



Collegiate Professor, Cybersecurity Technology

Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity management and policy, needs and values of human factors in cybersecurity education, and enhancing the nation’s security posture in support of cybersecurity technologists


Loyce Best Pailen is director of UMGC’s Center for Security Studies at UMGC. She has more than 35 years’ wide-ranging experience in information technology that includes work in cybersecurity, software development, project management, telecommunications, risk management, and network and systems security and administration. Pailen has held director-level information technology positions at the Washington Post, Graham Holdings, UMGC, and as a contractor at Computer Sciences Corporation for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA). She has also provided project leadership for instructional design and subject-matter expertise for the development of major graduate, undergraduate and community college information systems security curriculum development projects.

Pailen earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate at UMGC and is a Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Media Contact

Alex Kasten, 301-335-9435