Ph.D., Information Technology, Cyber Security Concentration, George Mason UniversityM.S., Computer Science, James Madison UniversityB.B.A., Computer Information Systems, James Madison University
"I want to inspire future cybersecurity workforce engineers and leaders through my teaching and industry experience - empowering them to break barriers and become role models."
Angela Orebaugh is saving the world bit-by-bit. Her teaching and research is focused on keeping us safe and secure in the cyber world. She is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering School's Computer Science Department. She is also lead faculty member for cybersecurity, information technology, and sustainability for UVA's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Prior to joining academia as a professor, Angela worked in industry for over 20 years providing cybersecurity expertise to clients such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence agencies, small businesses, and start-ups. Her mission in academia is to leverage her industry expertise to add value and create exceptional learning experiences for students.
Angela completed her Ph.D. at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering with published papers in the areas of behavioral biometrics, data mining, authorship analysis, and cyber forensics. She completed her Master of Science in Computer Science at James Madison University and also completed a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability at Harvard University with a capstone focus in creating technology-focused sustainability curriculum. In addition to teaching at the University of Virginia, she has taught cybersecurity at George Mason University and Penn State. Angela is an author of six technology books, over thirty published articles, and co-author of seven NIST publications. Her professional service includes the International Journal of Internet of Things and Cyber-Assurance Editorial Board, UVA Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Steering Committee, UVA Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) faculty advisor, Virginia Cyber Range Executive Committee member, Resilient Virginia Board Member, Charlottesville Center for Civic Innovation Advisory Board Member, and SmartCville Board Member.
UVA Continuing and Professional Studies Adelle F. Robertson Award for Excellence in Teaching2020
Women Know Cyber, 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime2019
Information Security Magazine Security 7 Winner2013
Booz Allen Hamilton’s first Cybersecurity Fellow2012
Ransomware is malicious content that locks you out of your computer. The hackers will demand payment for a key to unlock the computer system. Angela Orebaugh, a computer science professor with the University of Virginia, says targets like government bodies provide more value to hackers.
Faculty in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have earned a $3 million grant to lead a network of Virginia universities, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Elections, in creating an innovative educational program to train future cybersecurity professionals to protect election infrastructure.
The University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies is honoring two of its own. Angela Orebaugh and Alan Rasmussen will receive the Adelle F. Robertson Award, given for excellence in teaching, public service or scholarship.
“We are already seeing an influx of malware and ransomware now being delivered through phony COVID-19-related emails and text messages. Employee-owned devices (and their potentially vulnerable users) are the low-hanging fruit for compromise. Some organizations are rolling out mobile device management software and other security software to help protect employee-owned devices. Employee-owned or not, everyone needs to be extra vigilant right now for phishing emails and texts.”
"Environmental Justice and Smart Cities", Environmental Justice and Resilience in an Age of Uncertainty, Routledge, 2022 Greene, C. (editor), et al.
A Study of Security and Privacy Issues Associated with the Amazon Echo. International Journal of the Internet of Things and Cyber‐Assurance. 2017. Jackson, C., Orebaugh, A.
Cyber Profiling: Using Instant Messaging Author Writeprints for Cybercrime Investigations, Journal of Cyber Security & Information Systems, Volume 2, Number 2, 2014, p.13-18. Orebaugh, A., Allnutt, J., Kinser, J.
Visualizing Instant Messaging Author Writprints for Forensic Analysis, Conference on Digital Forensics, Security, and Law (CDFSL). 2014. Orebaugh, A., Allnutt, J., Kinser, J.
Information security continuous monitoring (ISCM) for federal information systems and organizations. National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication: 800-137. 2011. K.L. Dempsey, L.A. Johnson, M.A. Scholl, K.M Stine, A.C. Jones, A. Orebaugh, N.S. Chawla, R. Johnston
Data Mining Instant Messaging Communications to Perform Author Identification for Cybercrime Investigations, Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics, and Telecommunications Engineering. Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. Vol 31, 2010, p. 99-110 Orebaugh, A.
Classification of Instant Messaging Communications for Forensics Analysis, International Journal of Forensic Computer Science (IJoFCS), IJoFCS 2009, 1, 22-28. Orebaugh, A., Allnutt, J.