Miloslava Plachkinova


(813) 257-3207



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

ICB 215

Meet Miloslava Plachkinova

Interim Director, Cybersecurity Program; 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
Information Security Standards, Risk Management and Compliance
Cybersecurity Capstone
Cloud Systems Security
Cybersecurity Research Seminar
Managerial Statistics

Career Specialties: Miloslava Plachkinova’s work focuses on the broader impact of cybersecurity on other fields. She is investigating cyberterrorism and cybercrimes. More specifically, she is looking into attacks against critical infrastructures, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, how human behavior leads to security breaches, implications of security for healthcare, cloud computing and entrepreneurship among others. Plachkinova solves real-world problems from a transdisciplinary perspective and applies various research methodologies in her work.

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

Professional and Community Activities: Plachkinova is the director of Academic Relations for the ISACA West Florida Chapter. She is also the faculty advisor for the UT Cybersecurity Club. She mentors students who participate in various academic competitions such as the Emory Global Health Case Competition, the National Diversity Case Competition, ANSI's Standards Negotiation Competition and Capture the Flag. Plachkinova supervises various student research projects at the graduate and undergraduate level. Her students have presented at international, national and state conferences. She also works with PEACE, where she helps students get a better understanding of various social issues and become active citizens and future leaders.

Plachkinova’s work has been published in Information Systems Frontiers, Journal of Information Systems Education, International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity, Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application and Health Systems. In addition, she has presented at major international, national and local conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Honors and Awards: Researcher of the Year Award 2019, The University of Tampa

Teaching Innovation Award 2019, The University of Tampa

Association for Information Systems-SIG-Health Annual Best Paper Award - Meritorious Mention in the Junior Category

RISE Grant, The University of Tampa

Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) Grant, The University of Tampa

Faculty Collaboration Grant, The University of Tampa

Delo Grant, The University of Tampa

Dana Grant, The University of Tampa