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James Walden, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Information Security
Department of Computer Science
Northern Kentucky University
Office: GH 526
Office Hours: 3-5pm M (virtual), T 4-4:45pm, R 3-4:45pm
Phone: 859-572-5571
CV: February 2023


Secure Software Engineering, Security Metrics, Web Application Security, Machine Learning and Software Engineering

Spring 2023

CYS 444: Software Security (MW 9:25-10:40)

MCY 601: Cybersecurity Fundamentals (online)

Previous Classes


James Walden. OpenSSL 3.0.0: An Exploratory Case Study Mining Software Repositories, 2022.

James Walden. The Impact of a Major Security Event on an Open Source Project: The Case of OpenSSL (MSR FOSS Impact Paper award). Mining Software Repositories, 2020.

James Walden, Jeff Stuckman, and Riccardo Scandariato. Predicting Vulnerable Components: Software Metrics vs Text Mining. The 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), Naples, Italy, November 3-6, 2014 (Best Paper Award).

Bojan Simic and James Walden. Eliminating SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting Using Aspect Oriented Programming. International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and System (ESSoS 13), Paris, France, Feb 27-Mar 1, 2013.

Previous Publications

Identities and Affiliations

@Google Scholar, @Microsoft Academic Search, @ResearchGate, @ACM Author Page, @LinkedIn, @NKUCS

Tutorials and Workshops

Hands-on Machine Learning for Security at NKUCyber 2018, OSS Tutorial at CCSC:MW 2014 and Web Application Security Workshop at SIGCSE 2009.

Miscellaneous An Informatics Student's Reading List, Best Food in Cincinnati, Cybersecurity Resources, Cybersecurity Fun, UNIX, C, and Python Resources, R Links, SANS Top 25 Dangerous Programming Errors, SANS SSI, BSIMM, OWASP (Cincinnati chaper)

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