Dr. Curtis's international study titled "The Next Generation Cybersecurity Auditor" discovered a technical competency gap in Big Four IT Auditors and SMEs and debunked the 10,000-hour rule and "years of experience" fallacy. His study proved that task-based experience is more objective than time-based experience. Blake is also the author of "How to Complete Your Master's Degree in One Semester.", which has over 15,000 views and has helped over 150 students complete their Master's degrees in record-setting times (See Featured section).
Dr. Curtis has a proven track record of creating global information assurance programs for government, commercial, international, and healthcare sectors. He leads teams that assess various aspects of risk and ensures compliance with applicable state, federal, and regulatory requirements. Blake manages large initiatives that leverage a combination of governance, and security frameworks to develop tailored programs for enterprises.
Dr. Curtis is also a research scientist that specializes in quantitative correlational research. Blake measures cybersecurity expertise, task performance, and technical competency for IT and Cybersecurity professionals. He specializes in the Science of Expertise and identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that generate superior performance. Through modernized pedagogy, spaced repetition, and deliberate practice research, Blake helps students with memory optimization, skill acquisition, and learning methodologies.
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◾ Develops multi-million-dollar cyber assurance programs for government, commercial, international, and healthcare sectors
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◾ Recipient of the Western Governors University's 2021 Distinguished Alumni Reward
◾ Inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success
◾ Technical Editor of the Digital Trust Ecosystem Framework
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