Director of National Cybersecurity Institute
Amelia Estwick, PhD
Amelia Estwick, PhD, is the director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College (NCI) and a thought leader for Excelsior College’s cybersecurity research, training, and academic initiatives. Prior to joining Excelsior College, she worked in the Department of Defense (DoD) as a technical director within the Threat Operations Center, which is responsible for monitoring and securing DoD networks against cyberattacks. She has more than 20 years of government IT experience (both civilian and military) working in the areas of cybersecurity, information assurance, and computer network operations (offense and defense). She has held multiple positions within the DoD, including senior cybersecurity analyst, computer science researcher, and software/systems engineer.
Estwick has been an adjunct professor for several online universities and has taught various undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity courses, including 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.
Prior to her academic and professional pursuits, she served eight years in the U.S. Army and the Louisiana Army National Guard as a signals analyst and personnel specialist, respectively. She is a Gulf War veteran.
Estwick earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in computer science from The George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Southern University at New Orleans.
Recent Interviews with Amelia Estwick
- Surfshark interview: Safety of Your Personal Data Online Is a Life-And-Death Issue
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise interview: The IT security disconnect: Stop talking about it and just fix it already
- Information Week interview: Protect Your Data Privacy Online: Top Experts Share Personal Stories