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Hansen, Dr. Richard

Dr. Richard Hansen

Professor of Practice


Dr. Richard Hansen is a Professor of Practice in Cybersecurity. He mentors and supports student projects from the university’s Cybersecurity program, the Cybersecurity Competition Team (“Signal 9”) and the Astronautical Engineering Program. He also provides outreach to government and industry. Dr. Hansen has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from Capitol College. His research interests include Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things, application of Socratic Learning for technology training & education, autonomous vehicle communications & countermeasures, and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Hansen is a military veteran and serves as the CEO of a Cybersecurity and Research firm.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic & RF Engineering
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Problem Solving



  • Masters of Science, Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Electronic Engineering, Capitol Technology University


  • FCC Amateur Extra

Professional Experience

  • CEO, APS Global llc, 2004-date – Cybersecurity, Research and Training
  • President, Arctic Systems Inc., 1989-2004 – Systems Development, TCP/IP Networking, Training & Research
  • Principal Engineer, HRB Systems, 1987-1989 – Signals Processing, RF Engineering, C/Unix

Military Service

  • US Air Force Electronic Security Command