Damira Pon's research interests include: cybercrime, digital forensics, cyber security, incident response, women in technology / cyber security, and online / blended learning. Her dissertation research is focused on using influence techniques to encourage improvement of information security-related behavior.
Over time, she has developed a wide range of experience in online and blended education in information security and forensics, information security policy and compliance (business continuity / disaster recovery, information classification, risk assessment), creation of standard operating procedures for law enforcement in digital forensics, crime mapping related to Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC), data analysis (including cyber incident and log analysis), and penetration testing for IT security audits.
She enjoys exploring upcoming trends, developing new skills, and building both private and public sector relationships and partnerships towards cooperative initiatives.
She is completing her PhD in Information Science from University at Albany, State University of New York with a primary specialization in information assurance and a secondary specialization in bioinformatics.