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Michael Lapke

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Get to Know Me

My work impacts society...
As cyber threats continue to plague the public and private sector, my research provides insight into motivations, vulnerabilities, and solutions for people in the industries that support our society.

Another researcher I admire is...
Professor Mikko Siponen of the University of Jyväskylä. His cutting edge research in IS Security is of the highest caliber. Despite the high degree of quality, he also maintains a high level of quantity.

The most courageous thing I've done...
was to quit my high paying job and sell my house to live the poverty lifestyle of a PhD student.

Current University
Christopher Newport University

Research Area
Michael Lapke's primary research area includes IS Security Policy, Healthcare IT, IT audit, and pedagogy in IS security.

Lapke is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity at Christopher Newport University.

Prior to joining CNU in 2020, he was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Mary Washington. He has taught across the curriculum in Information Systems and Cybersecurity at large R1 universities and regional universities.

He has published in many outlets including Computers & Security, Health Policy and Technology, AIS Educator Journal, the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, and others.

Alma Mater
Virginia Commonwealth University