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RETR3AT Cybersecurity Conference

Save the Date for RETR3AT 2018: November 2, 2018

Each year, Montreat College’s Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership hosts RETR3AT, a conference designed to engage, educate, and raise awareness about cybersecurity in Western North Carolina and beyond. 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.

Access the RETR3AT 2017 plenary session audio and Power Point slides.

This Year’s Conference

This year’s conference 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 Investment Officer, VP of Technology, Biltmore

Thank you to our 2017 event sponsors!

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Dixon Hughes Goodman logo
Edgepoint Strategic Consulting logo
Tenable logo
Cisco logo
Consolidated Assurance logo
RISC logo
Drake Software logo
SnoopWall logo
Samaritan's Purse logo
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association logo
Biltmore logo
ERC logo
Queen Associates logo
FBI logo
Southern Champion Tray logo
Check Point logo
e+ logo
Immedion logo
PARI logo
Hatch logo
OneWhoServes logo
Mountain Area Workforce DB logo
dmarcian logo

Interested in sponsoring RETR3AT?

Click here for sponsorship information. Please contact Joe B. Kirkland at or 828.419.2045.

Questions? Please contact Grace Hollandsworth at or 828-419-2109.

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.
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The cybersecurity program at Montreat College:

  • Prepares students to solve the cybersecurity issues faced today in corporate and government environments.
  • Teaches a responsible, ethical approach to cybersecurity.
  • Provides access to competitive internships with top corporations.

Learn more about Montreat’s traditional undergraduate cybersecurity degree and fully online adult undergraduate cybersecurity degree.