Robert Duhainy

Core Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Dr. Duhainy has 30 years of experience in designing and implementing wireless and cellular Networks and 29 years in technology and computer security. He holds a Masters degree in Telecommunications Electrical Engineering Department at Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. from Walden University's Information Systems Management program. Dr. Duhainy teaches various courses in Data Communications and Computer Security online. For his Ph.D. dissertation, he worked on developing the most effective approach for deploying a context- and location-aware network, which is particularly important to the U.S. government as it will allow hands-off processing and tracking medical supplies and weaponry. His research focused on RFID deployment methods, minimizing the required number of passive and active tags, and the power requirements needed to operate the networks. His research includes using software agents to safeguard computer networks from attack. He is also involved in various security-related research projects, including Internet of Things(IoT), Blockchain Technologies; Secure Coding; Artificial Intelligence (AI); Cloud Security; Social Engineering; Mobile 5G security; Firewalls and nefarious code detection, and system vulnerability assessments. He received training from the National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Secret Service (USSS), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on various topics. He is also an active member of NICE and NIST Cybersecurity workgroups, CISSE, AFCEA, and the FBI-InfraGard.

Courses Taught

ITEC 8202 - Dev. Proact & React Secur Plan

ITEC 8501 - Seminar in Information Security

NSEI 6781 - Information Security Governance

CSEC 6270 - Cyber Forensic

CSEC 6735 - Applied Cryptography

ITEC 6401 - Statistical Concepts Big Data

ITEC 6640 - Topics High Assurance Computing

DSCI 6245 - Big Data

ITEC 8255 - Cyber Crime Prevention and Protection

DSCI 6190 - Foundation of Intelligent Systems

SENG 8250 - Requirements and Quality Engineering


PhD, Walden University

MS, Southern Methodist University

Public Service

FBI InfraGard, Member - Boston


Duhainy, B. (2021). Lack of cybersecurity skills fuels workforce shortage. TechTarget

Duhainy, B. (2020). Cyber safety tips for the holidays. TechTarget

Duhainy, B. (2021). How to keep physical backup media storage safe. TechTarget

Duhainy, B. (2021). Ways to Bloom Where You’re Planted. Information Security Professional ISC2


DUHAINY, B. (2022). Cybersecurity Attacks and Countermeasures . FBI Citizens Academy

Duhainy, B. (2022). Infrastructure Security. FBI Citizens Academy

Duhainy, B. (2020). Cybersecurity in the age of AI, Automation and GDPR. Walden University