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Capitol College Confers its First Doctorate in Information Assurance

On Friday, May 4, Jason Pittman was the first student in Capitol College’s new doctoral program in information assurance after he successfully defended his dissertation titled “Network Probing Laboratory Scenarios: An Experimental Study in Virtualization Host Utilization Using Virtual Machines Compared to a Honeypot.”
“The objective of my research was to investigate what type of cybersecurity laboratory systems, multiple virtual systems or a honeypot, carried the lowest VMware ESXi host utilization,” Pittman said. “The results potentially afford schools operating cybersecurity laboratory scenarios with the opportunity to reduce total cost of ownership and to provide such laboratories to more simultaneous learners.”
Capitol’s doctoral program in information assurance was created in 2010 and Pittman was the first student to earn his degree. Pittman also holds master’s degree in network security from Capitol that he completed in 2003.
Capitol’s doctoral program now has more than 90 candidates in progress toward their degrees, and the college looks forward to conferring many more doctoral degrees in the coming semesters. Learn more about Capitol’s doctorate in information assurance.