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STU Doctoral Student Awarded International Cyber Security Award

STU student Domingo Castillo, a doctoral student pursuing an executive DBA in information security, was awarded the (ISC)² Best Information Security Practitioner Award during the 2018 Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA®) Americas ceremony at the eighth annual (ISC)² Security Congress in New Orleans, LA.

The ISLA Awards Program celebrates the accomplishments of individuals in the private and public sector throughout the Americas, outside of U.S. federal government, who are inspiring change within the field of cybersecurity.

Domingo was recognized for his project on “Information Security Technology Convergence.” He attributes the project’s success to his education at STU, specifically his cyber security governance class.

“At St. Thomas, we cater to ambitious practitioners desirous of terminal degrees in the exploding field of cyber security,” said Som Bhattacharya, dean of the Gus Machado Business School. “Our program is unique in that it considers cyber security and its myriad implications from a business risk perspective. Awards like these are evidence that we are preparing or students to be trailblazers in the industry.”

(ISC)² is the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals. For more information on the ISLA Americas program, please visit

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