Mr. Steve Helms


Department Head, Cybersecurity Programs
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

M.S., Liberty University
B.B.A., Texas A&M University

Steve Helms has worked in the network security industry since 1996. His career began in the energy sector at Schlumberger and continued at Reliant Energy in Houston providing technical systems security administration and infrastructure design. After moving to a consulting role in 2000, he began the vulnerability assessment practice at Accudata Systems and spent 17 years helping companies in numerous industries – including energy, healthcare, education, and finance – comply with best practices and laws through ongoing technical security assessments and penetration tests. He earned his undergraduate degree in  management information systems and his graduate degree in cybersecurity.

In addition to his technical abilities, Mr. Helms is a businessman and has conceived, designed, developed, operated, and eventually sold a small Internet software as a service (SaaS) company. Additionally, he has been an integral part of a start-up venture in the healthcare industry providing a software solution to improve medication adherence.

Mr. Helms and his entire family spent a month as missionaries to Belize in 2014 and hope to return for a longer stay in the future. He and his wife, Shelli, have five children: Natalie, Courtney, Connor, Garrett, and Joshua. They are involved with a growing church plant in Siloam Springs and truly desire to "live a life that demands a gospel explanation" (based on 1 Peter 3:15).




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