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Terry L. Thompson

Terry L. Thompson

Adjunct Lecturer in the Master of Arts in Global Policy Program

  • Campus Location: Washington DC


Terry Thompson lectures on cybersecurity at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  He teaches graduate courses in Global Cybersecurity, Cyber Policy, and Cybersecurity Risk Management. At UMBC, he developed and taught courses in Chinese Cyber Power, U.S. National Security and Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union.
Terry transitioned to teaching after a 45-year professional career including 30 years in the U.S. Government (mostly with the National Security Agency) and 15 years at Booz Allen Hamilton.  As a Vice President at Booz Allen from 2011-14, he led cybersecurity projects in the UAE, Qatar, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and presented at cybersecurity conferences in Muscat, Dammam, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. Previously, he consulted with government intelligence and security clients in the U.S. and UK. Before joining Booz Allen, Terry spent a year as the Security Advisor to the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) where he conducted security assessments and helped MDOT develop security relationships with several federal agencies.
Terry holds the PhD in Russian Studies from Georgetown University.  He received a BA and MA from Wayne State University prior to serving three years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the author of Ideology and Policy: The Political Uses of Doctrine in the Soviet Union and co-editor of Soviet Society and Culture: Essays in Honor of Vera S. Dunham. He has written on cybersecurity for The Conversation and Network Middle East and is a frequent contributor to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation website. In 2013-14, he served on the Advisory Board for the New York University, Abu Dhabi’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy.