Barbara L. Ciaramitaro

Barbara L. Ciaramitaro is an Assistant Professor with the College of Business at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on a variety of topics including information security, business intelligence, social media and virtual worlds, and project management. Dr. Ciaramitaro entered the academic world after 30 years of experience in business, including 10 years as an Executive with General Motors. Dr. Ciaramitaro holds a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Information Systems with a graduate certificate in Information Security, a M.S. from Central Michigan University in Software Engineering Administration, and a B.A. in Psychology from Wayne State University. She is currently working on earning her MBA degree from Ferris State University. Dr. Ciaramitaro has earned several professional certifications including the CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), CSSLP (Certified Software System Lifecycle Professional), and PMP (Project Management Professional). Dr. Ciaramitaro is a frequent speaker and author on topics including social media, virtual worlds, security, and privacy. She edited the book and authored chapters in Virtual Worlds and E-Commerce: Technologies and Applications for Building Customer Relationships, published by IGI Global in August 2010. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Association of Virtual Worlds, Project Management Institute, ISACA, ISC2 and IEEE.


Security and Privacy in Organizational Cloud Computing: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro. © 2013. 339 pages.
Cloud computing is a dramatically expanding area, becoming more and more commonly used by companies and businesses. However, before any major shifts to utilizing cloud computing...
Mobile Technology Consumption: Opportunities and Challenges
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro. © 2012. 256 pages.
Whether used for communication, entertainment, socio-economic growth, crowd-sourcing social and political events, monitoring vital signs in patients, helping to drive vehicles...
Introduction to Mobile Technologies
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro. © 2012. 15 pages.
Mobile devices are no longer simple voice communication devices. They have become a medium to create voice, music, text, video, and image communications. Importantly, these...
Mobile Marketing
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro. © 2012. 19 pages.
Mobile technologies have dramatically changed the world’s ability to communicate. The number of mobile phones used worldwide has exceeded 4.6 billion with continued growth...
mHealth: Mobile Healthcare
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro, Marilyn Skrocki. © 2012. 11 pages.
Mobile Healthcare, or mHealth, involves the use of mobile devices in healthcare. It is considered a revolutionary approach to delivering health care services such as diagnosis...
Mobile Security
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro, Velislav Pavlov. © 2012. 14 pages.
Over the past few years, cyber criminals have expanded their focus from desktop PCs to mobile devices such as smart phones, PDAs, and tablet computers. Unfortunately, even though...
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro. © 2011. 5 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Virtual Worlds and E-Commerce: Technologies and Applications for Building Customer Relationships.
Virtual Worlds and the Military
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro, James Jones. © 2011. 17 pages.
The combined military forces of the United States are over 3 million strong; currently command a defense budget of $540 billion with an additional allocation of $306 billion for...
Virtual Education
Barbara L. Ciaramitaro. © 2011. 16 pages.
Virtual education is a multi-billion dollar business and maintains a firm place in the world of E-Commerce. It is a mode used by educational institutions, the military...