The Cyber Ways Podcast

Cyber Ways Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Craig Van Slyke and Dr. Tom Stafford, renowned computer information systems faculty members, The Cyber Ways Podcast aims to translate academic cyber security research into practical and real-world application. With a focus on behavioral aspects of cyber security, the two interview top academic researchers to discover how their research can be put into practice by cyber security professionals. Occasionally, they touch on related topics, such as information privacy and surveillance. Each episode discusses one published, peer-reviewed article to reveal the practical implications of the research.

The Cyber Ways Podcast is funded through a Just Business grant, made possible through the generosity of donors to the Louisiana Tech University College of Business.

Meet Your Hosts


Dr. Craig Van Slyke (left) and Dr. Tom Stafford (right)

Dr. Tom Stafford and Dr. Craig Van Slyke are both widely published information systems academics who keep one foot in the world of practice. 

Stafford serves as editor-in-chief of The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, the longest continually-published MIS journal, and has previously edited 13 special issues of notable journals including Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions, and MIS Quarterly. He co-chaired the 2018 Americas Conference for Information Systems and chaired 2019 Dewald Roode Workshop on Information Systems Security Research. He has been selected to serve as the chair for the 2025 International Conference for Information Systems, one of the most notable yearly research meetings in the field of business technology.

Van Slyke, former dean of the W.A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University, has published over 40 articles in respected academic journals including Decision Sciences, Communications of the ACM, European Journal of Information Systems, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems. His fourth co-authored textbook, “Information Systems in Business: An Experiential Approach,” is in its fourth edition, and his first trade book, “On Leadership and Life: Essays on Leading and Living Well,” was published in 2017.