Peggy Brouse

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Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, Volgenau

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-1502
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Research Hall #338
Mail Stop: MS 6B1


As director of the first-of-its-kind BS in cyber-security engineering program at Mason, Peggy Brouse is passionate about building a new breed of cyber-security professional. As the nature of cyber threats has grown, the demand for timely response and effective action has built the groundwork for a discipline of anticipatory action and security design. The future of cyber-resilience relies on products designed to resist cyber-attack. Engineers who graduate from Mason’s cyber-security will be prepared to work on teams that develop new technologies designed to safeguard vital systems and data. Brouse’s career in researching requirements engineering, decision support, and process improvement, along with her expertise in engineering education has uniquely equipped her to direct the course of this pioneer program.


Research Interests

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  • PhD, Information Technology, George Mason University
  • BS, Computer Science, American University
  • MBA, Marymount University
  • BA, Creative Writing, California State University, Long Beach