Articles by Amelia Estwick

Amelia Estwick
Dr. Amelia Estwick is the Program Manager at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College (NCI) responsible for their cybersecurity research, training, and academic initiatives. Prior to her service at NCI, she worked in the Department of Defense (DoD) as a Technical Director for their Threat Operations Center, which is responsible for monitoring and securing DoD networks against cyberattacks. She has over 20 years of government IT experience (both civilian and military) working in the areas of cybersecurity, information assurance, and computer network operations and has held multiple positions to include: Senior Cybersecurity Analyst, Computer Science Researcher, and Software/Systems Engineer. Over the past four (4) years, Dr. Estwick has been an Adjunct Professor for three universities and has taught various undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity courses to include: Risk Management and Analysis, Cybersecurity Ethics, Information Assurance, Advanced Cybercrime Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Incident Response, and Computer/Digital Forensics. She is a National Physical Sciences Consortium (NPSC) Fellow, a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), and a member of several computing and cybersecurity organizations.
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In October 2017, we learned of a data breach that occurred with Equifax, a consumer credit bureau, that impacted over 143 million consumers. According to the consumer information website hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, “If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose …