Dr. Mbanaso is a leading Cybersecurity subject matter expert (SME), and currently the Executive Director, the Centre for Cyberspace Studies, an Associate Professor, Cybersecurity and Computing at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria; a visiting academic at the LINK Centre, Wits University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

He remains a key player in the development of Cybersecurity in Nigeria, having played important roles in the development of Cybersecurity Frameworks in Nigeria. His research and scholarly work include a TETFund-sponsored research project on Cybersecurity and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and has published over 25 research journal articles, and 30 conference proceedings in the areas of cybersecurity - information and communications security