Themis Papageorge became the director of the Master of Science in Information Assurance Program in 2009. Dr. Papageorge is responsible to oversee the program curriculum and to introduce the online version worldwide. The MS in Information Assurance program, now offered both on-campus and online at Northeastern University, is available to an increased number of domestic and international students. He is teaching the Security Risk Management and Assessment course.
His prior 25 years of corporate experience in technology, planning and process, and system redesign included a decade of executive management positions with information assurance companies. Most recently he was vice president of Services at Guardium, a leader in real-time database security, auditing, and monitoring. Prior to that, he was vice president of Services at Courion, a leader in identity access management, authentication, and security. Dr. Papageorge has also held management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation. He received his PhD in risk management and engineering economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MS in naval architecture and marine engineering from MIT, and a BS in naval architecture and marine engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece.