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Miloslava Plachkinova

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Miloslava Plachkinova

Meet Miloslava Plachkinova

Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity

Education: 2008 Sofia University, B.A.
2009 Sofia University, M.S.
2013 University of Nevada, M.S.
2015 Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Information Security Principles
Network and Cloud Infrastructure
Managerial Statistics

Career Specialties: Miloslava Plachkinova is interested in cybersecurity, and more specifically how human behavior leads to security breaches. Also, she focuses on healthcare and the Internet of Things (IoT) issues from a security perspective. She often takes a design science approach when building and evaluating artifacts to solve real world problems.

Plachkinova also holds a number of professional certifications such as Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Project Management Professional (PMP) and ISO 27001 Internal Auditor.

Professional and Community Activities: Plachkinova is the faculty advisor for the UT Cybersecurity and Tech Clubs. She mentors students who participate in various competitions such as the Emory Global Health Case Competition, the National Diversity Case Competition organized by Indiana University and the Student Research Day organized by the Sykes College of Business. She also works with PEACE, the volunteer center at UT, to help students get a better understanding of various social issues and become better citizens.

Some of her recent publications include: Emerging Trends in Smart Home Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics (AMCIS 2016), Health Records on the Cloud - A Security Framework (HIMS 2015), Improving Information Security Training: An Intercultural Perspective (PACIS 2015), Password-Less Web Authentication Via Emailed One-Time Security Tokens – A Security Solution for Reducing Risk Due to Password Data Breach (ICIS 2014), A Taxonomy of mHealth Apps – Security and Privacy Concerns (HICSS 2015) and EHR Adoption in Healthcare Practices: Lessons from Two Case Studies (AMCIS 2014), among others.

She is a reviewer for major conferences and journals in information systems, such as: ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, PACIS, HICSS, IEEE and DESRIST. She is mini-track chair for AMCIS and HICSS on topics such as security and privacy for healthcare and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Honors and Awards: Association for Information Systems-SIG-Health Annual Best Paper Award - Meritorious Mention in the Junior CAtegory
Faculty Collaboration Grant, The University of Tampa
Delo Grant, The University of Tampa
Dana Grant, The University of Tampa
Claremont Graduate University Presidential Award (2015)
Emory Global Healthcare Case Competition Participant (2015)
Claremont Graduate University Travel Award (2014-2015)
Getty Leadership Institute Fellowship (2013-2014)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student of the Year (2013)