Dr. Lance Hayden Named Fellow of the Intelligence Studies Project

News | January 27, 2017

We are pleased to announce that our UT Austin faculty colleague Dr. Lance Hayden will be affiliated with the Intelligence Studies Project as a Fellow starting in the 2017 Spring Semester.

ISP Director Steve Slick noted that: “we are extremely fortunate that Lance Hayden has joined our team…he is a leading expert on surveillance, information security, and privacy with unique experience in the private sector and the academy…we are anxious to integrate Dr. Hayden and the broader iSchool community into our programs focused on U.S. intelligence.”

After serving with the Central Intelligence Agency, Dr. Hayden earned a PhD at UT Austin’s School of Information. In addition to his private sector pursuits, Dr. Hayden has, over many years, designed and delivered a popular suite of courses for undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Information. Dr. Hayden is an information security and privacy expert and educator with over twenty-five years of experience in the public and private sectors, starting as a HUMINT Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. 

Dr. Hayden’s teaching at The University of Texas includes courses on the intelligence community, security and privacy, and surveillance in society. In keeping with his interests and affiliation with the UT iSchool, Dr. Hayden’s courses explore how these phenomena intersect and interact with information studies, human information behavior, and historical Library and Information Science disciplines.

In his private sector career, Dr. Hayden is an industry expert on information security, particularly security culture, strategy, and performance. He has worked for both large and small companies, as well as consulting extensively around the globe. Dr. Hayden is the author of two cyber security trade books, People-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture and IT Security Metrics.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings:

INF 385T: Information Science in the Intelligence Community
Introduction to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and the world of espionage from a Library and Information Science perspective: how intelligence agencies collect, manage, and analyze data and information to produce actionable insights for policymakers.

INF 385T: Special Topics in Information Science: Concepts & Practices in Information Security
Overview of information and cyber security disciplines and practices in a digital world: what are the basics of the information security discipline, what threats and risks exist, and how organizations protect data and information assets.

INF 327E: Information and People: “We Like to Watch – Surveillance and Society”
Overview of the history and practices of privacy and surveillance as complementary information disciplines: how did regimes of surveillance and privacy evolve, what are the implications for a digital society, and techniques by which people and organizations manage their own identities and data.