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Benson Mathews Poikayil

Benson Mathews Poikayil

Adjunct Professor


Benson works as a Senior Information Security Analyst for Syracuse University with over 10 years of experience in the Information Security field. He has a wide range of experience in the higher education and IT consulting space. He has completed several defense-oriented SANS courses and has achieved the following GIAC security certifications - GCIH, GPEN, GCIA. He also has a Master's degree in Telecom & Network Management and specialized in Information Security Management. He specializes in network security monitoring, vulnerability management, SOC operations and incident analysis. He is passionate about using his knowledge of cyber-attack techniques to help train students to become better defenders of enterprise networks.


Information Security



Teaching History - 2019-2020
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2020 IST634 M001 Security in Networked Environ
Teaching History - 2018-2019
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2018 IST704 M001 Applied Info Security
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