Ajay K. Gupta

Ajay K. Gupta

Ajay K. Gupta, CISSP, MBA

10209 Riverwood Dr Potomac, MD 20854

About the Expert

I have over 20 years experience in cybersecurity including almost 9 years as a Chief Information Security Officer. I’ve also been an IT Risk Manager and have worked in numerous industries including: healthcare, higher education, nonprofits, consulting, wagering, and software development. I'm a published author, invited speaker and have provided Expert Witness testimony for civil cases dealing with cybercrime and liability issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Security

Expert's Profile

I have a 20+ year career in cybersecurity across technical, research, consulting, as well as security and IT management roles - in the healthcare, non-profit, consulting, higher education, wagering, and software development industries.

I am a published author, a member of the Adjunct Faculty for Cybersecurity and the University of Maryland University College, and have been an invited speaker at major industry conferences, including by the Government of Hong Kong. Links to publications are on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajayguptacissp

I have served as an expert witness for Cybersecurity issues in cases including personal injury and divorce ranging in duration from a few weeks to almost 10 months. I am available to travel throughout the United States and globally if necessary.

Key words:

Penetration Testing, Security Tools and Devices, Firewalls, Host-based Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS, IPS), Host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems, Vulnerability Analysis, Hacking, Network Monitoring, Security Policy, Ransomware, Log Analysis, Database Security, Forensics, Incident Response, Behavior Baselining, Security Investigations, Cyber Crime, Malware, Cyber Fraud, Security Policies and Practices, Cyber Liability.

Personal Achievements


  • Leadership Maryland (2015).
  • Stanford University Advanced Leadership Program (2014).
  • American Society of Aging’s New Ventures in Leadership Program Alumni (2013).
  • Toastmasters Competent Leader & Advanced Communicator Bronze (2014).
  • MBA, Georgetown University, Graduated Among Top 10 Students in Class (2005).
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional, (ISC)2 (2002).
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park (1998).
  • B.S. cum Laude Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park (1995).

Special Training

  • I have received Media and Public Relations training.
  • Public Speaking training through Toastmasters International (where I have reached the Advanced Communicator Bronze, and Competent Leader levels).
  • Strategic Analytic Thinking (2016) training course conducted by the FBI.


  • Toastmasters International
  • Leadership Maryland
  • UMUC Adjunct Faculty for Cybersecurity


  • Authored Books:
  • • Defend I.T., (May 2004), presenting IT, Security and Privacy case studies.
  • • Hack I.T., (February 2002), developing a penetration testing methodology.
  • Authored Chapters:
  • • Plugging Security Holes in Online Environments, published August 2008, discussing security countermeasures for e-Commerce applications.
  • • Managing e-Risk in the 21 Century, published June 2003, discussing IT/Security management.
  • Authored Articles:
  • • IT Challenges in Meeting the Prescribed Treatment for what Ails Healthcare, October 2015, InformIT.com.
  • • Digital Hippocrates: Hackers, Breaches and Other Threats to EHR, August 2011, Health Data Management.
  • • Matching your Security Policy and Practices with those of your Hosting Provider, August 2011, Government Security News.
  • • Securing a Web App at the Last Minute, July 2011, InformIT.Com.
  • • How to Avoid Customizing an ERP, June 2011, InformIT.Com.
  • • Resuming Business Operations After a Virus Infection, May 2011, InformIT.Com.
  • • Customizing an ERP During Implementation? Just Say No, April, 2011, InformIT.Com.
  • • Maybe Green isn’t a Revolution – but an Innovation, December 2009, Biz Monthly.com
  • • Virus Infection – What Now?, July 2009, Everything Infosec.Com.
  • • Insider Alert, November 2002, InformIT.Com.
  • • The Art of Social Engineering, August 2002, InformIT.Com.
  • • Small Office Security, August 2002, InformIT.Com.
  • • Database Issues in Homeland Security, August 2002, InformIT.Com.
  • • Six Steps to Security Awareness, July 2002, InformIT.Com.
  • • Developing a Continuity of Operations Plan, July 2002, InformIT.Com.
  • • Additional published articles appear on LinkedIn.
  • Authored Blogs:
  • • Health Access Blog: http://www.healthsolutionsresearch.org/blog
  • • Cybersecurity Blog Posts: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajayguptacissp
  • o Virtual Infrastructures have Real Risks, Too; September 1, 2016
  • o The Internet of Things is about Control, August 23, 2016

Prior assignments

  • I have served as an expert witness for Cybersecurity issues in cases including personal injury and divorce ranging from a few weeks to almost 10 months in duration.

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