About Viktor Polic, PhD, CISSP, CISACRISC

Nearly three decades of professional experience in digital information management and governance, with particular focus on information security, risk management and assurance for large multilateral public sector organizations with global presence. Teaching computer science for almost two decades at Webster University, a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.   Actively contributing to inter-organizational working groups for establishing policies, standards, and guidelines in the area of information security, personal data protection, awareness programs, risk analysis and metrics. Conducting research in cryptography, data protection regulation, and risk management.

I’ve started professional career in information technology in the year of the release of Mosaic Web browser, Intel Pentium CPU, Microsoft Windows NT, Debian Linux, Doom computer game… Since the Internet bubble, teaching both graduate and undergraduate computer science and telecommunications courses as adjunct faculty at Computer Science Department of Webster University in Geneva. Actively contributing to academic program advancement as a member of the Scientific Committee for Advanced Studies in Information Security at the Department of Management Studies of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Geneva. Advocating advancement in information security as an author in journals and as a speaker at professional conferences such as Cloud Security Alliance congress, Chief Information Security Officers summit, (ISC)2 congress, GISEC .

Professional experience:
2007-present, Head of Information Security and Assurance Services unit, International Labour Organization (ILO), specialized agency of United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
2005-2007, IT Officer (Network Engineer), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Geneva, Switzerland
1994-2005, Systems Analyst, United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), subsidiary of the United Nations Security Council, Geneva, Switzerland
1993-1994, Independent IT consultant, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), specialized agency of United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
1993, Computer lab assistant, Webster University Geneva

Teaching experience:

2017 – present Undergraduate courses in Cybersecurity (Cybersecurity and Internet Architecture, Cyber Attacks and Defenses, Writing Secure Code, Cybersecurity Capstone Project)

2021 – present a Graduate course in MBA program (Information Support for Decision Making)
2005 – present Undergraduate courses in Computer Science (Systems analysis and design, Operating systems, Computer security, Mobile applications, Computer networks and telecommunications, Data structures, IT Project management)
2002 – 2005 Graduate courses in Telecommunications Management

Ph.D. in Cryptography and Advanced Protection Systems, Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia
MA in Computer Resources and Information Management, Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland
BSc. in Computer Science, Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland