Dr. Nikki Robinson

Dr. Nikki Robinson

Dissertation Chair/Adjunct Professor


Dr. Nikki Robinson is a Security Architect with IBM and serves as an Adjunct Professor for Capitol Technology University. Her research is focused on blending psychology and cybersecurity. She has a background in IT Operations and Engineering and moved into the Security field several years ago. Her areas of expertise are in vulnerability management, security architecture and design, as well as integrating human factors into security engineering practices. Dr. Robinson holds two doctorate degrees from Capitol Tech: Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Cybersecurity and Ph.D. in Human Factors, as well as several industry certifications (CISSP, CEH, MCITP, etc). She is also an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Women in Cyber at Capitol Tech.

Her book "Mind the Tech Gap: Addressing the Conflicts Between IT and Security Teams" was published in 2022, and explores the different job functions, goals, relationships, and other factors that may impact how these teams interact, and offers methods of resolution from a psychology and human factors perspective through means of communication, collaboration, and compromise. 

In 2023, Dr. Robinson won the Cyber Woman Influencer of the Year Award as part of the Cybersecurity Woman of the Year award series in recognition of her great leadership and influence in the cybersecurity community.

Areas of Expertise:

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human Factors
  • Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Management



  • PhD, Human Factors, Capitol Technology University
  • DSc, Cybersecurity, Capitol Technology University
  • MSc, Telecommunications and Systems Management, Capitol Technology University
  • BS, IT and Software Engineering, University of Phoenix

Certifications & Licenses

  • CEH
  • CNDA
  • CCA
  • CCAA

Research & Publications

Book Release

Peer-Reviewed (Refereed) Publications

Honors & Awards

  • Cyber Woman Influencer of the Year Award 2023

Organizations & Affiliations

  • ICIT Fellow
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Member
  • Women in Cybersecurity, Member

Volunteer/Service Experience

  • InfraGrad Maryland, President

Portfolio/Personal Website