Woods College Faculty

Kelley Misata

Adjunct Faculty

M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance


A finalist for Cybersecurity Woman of the Year (2021), Dr. Kelley Misata is Founder and Chief Trailblazer of Sightline Security, Executive Director of OISF (Suricata), and former Director of Communication of the Tor Project - a senior executive with 15+ years of experience in cyber and information security operations, assessments, network security, open-source technologies, marketing, and communications.

Expert in bridging gaps between technical and non-technical audiences in cybersecurity conversations and initiatives. Passionate speaker, advocate, and leader in information security, open-source communities, responsible digital citizenship, cyberstalking, and privacy. A business-minded researcher with groundbreaking research in the cybersecurity of nonprofits. Dr. Misata holds a Ph.D. in Information Security from Purdue University, an MBA, and a BS in Marketing. Expertise rooted in direct experience as a survivor of cyberstalking.