In addition to teaching graduate-level courses in information security and assurance, Dr.Cannady has worked extensively with Federal, State, and local governments to improve the security of their critical information systems. Dr. Cannady's research efforts concern the intersection between artificial intelligence and information security. In particular, he is working to develop new adaptive intelligent systems that can be applied to protect computer systems and networks. These techniques include the use of complex adaptive systems and advanced neural networks in the detection of network-based attacks. Dr. Cannady's Ph.D. research, at NSU, is in this area. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Cannady was a Special Agent with the U.S. Naval Investigative Service, specializing in counterintelligence matters and the protection of military computer and communication systems.