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About Retr3at

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Montreat College’s Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership will host RETR3AT, a conference designed to engage, educate, and raise awareness about cybersecurity in Western North Carolina and beyond. In its sixth year, RETR3AT goes beyond the “1s and 0s” approach to cybersecurity training, challenging attendees to think about how to lead in protecting their organization’s information within an ethical framework.

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This Year’s Conference

This year’s conference on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, is designed for business, non-profit, and education professionals looking to strengthen the cybersecurity of their organizations through:

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Better understand the cyber landscape regionally, nationally, and globally.

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Get the tools necessary to do a cyber assessment of your organization.

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Develop a practical plan to improve your organization’s cybersecurity measures.

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Retr3at Testimonials

“Montreat College is doing some very unique things to help build people who have the appropriate skills to secure cyberspace. Their cybersecurity program uses great technical detail and hands-on computer systems exercises. These elements, plus their focus on ethics and character, really differentiates Montreat’s cybersecurity program.”

Ed Skoudis
Counter Hack; SANS Institute

“It was incredibly helpful to engage at Montreat College’s 2016 RETR3AT Cybersecurity Conference with other professionals entrusted as fiduciaries of their firm’s digital assets. The quality of RETR3AT was one I would expect to see in Charlotte, NC. It was also energizing was to see student participation in this visionary field of study.”

Mark L. Pickel
Chief Technology Officer, Biltmore

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Interested in sponsoring RETR3AT?

View sponsorship information. Please contact Ashley Bond at or 828.419.2019.

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The Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership at Montreat College

is proud to host RETR3AT. The Center also provides guidance and oversight to our Cybersecurity academic program, to the distribution of cyber defense information, and to collaborative efforts in cybersecurity with an emphasis on combining ethics, leadership, and liberal arts skills with technical proficiency.

The Cybersecurity Program at Montreat College:

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