“I’m most proud of passing on knowledge and making new rock stars at my own company and also preparing university students,” he says. Despite where he teaches, Ilyas is a true Blue Demon at heart. He followed his brother, Imran Ilyas (CDM MS ’00), to DePaul and declared a major in computer science. During his undergraduate years, all of his music was hacked and stolen from the Napster application on his computer. Ilyas, who had no prior knowledge of digital forensics, fought to get his music back. Even though he spent many sleepless nights panicked about his lost music, Ilyas enjoyed what he was doing and, after successfully recovering his files, found the experience rewarding. He discovered that the School of Computing offered classes in network security and switched his major to network technologies. Ilyas credits J.P. Labruyere, senior professional lecturer, for making a huge impact on his career.