Gregory J. Bott

Dr. Gregory J. Bott, CISSP, holds the Marilyn Hewson Chair Professor of Cyber Security in the Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science at the University of Alabama. He is also a Cyber Nexus Distinguished Fellow and his research focuses on cybersecurity, human trafficking, and information privacy. He has published in the Productions and Operations Management Journal, the Journal for Management Information Systems, Computers and Security, Microsoft Press, and Communications of the AIS, and several academic conferences. Bott is part of a team whose research on sex trafficking has been directly applied by Homeland Security, the West Alabama Human Trafficking task force, and local law enforcement operations to help locate victims of sex trafficking and capture sex offenders who target minors. Dr. Bott and his colleagues work closely with other law enforcement agencies in Alabama, Texas, and New York. He is a certified digital forensic examiner and serves as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases. Prior to academia, Bott worked in technology for PwC and Microsoft Corporation and served as chief technology officer for three software companies.