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The Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership

The Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership at Montreat College provides guidance and oversight to our 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.

Academic Excellence

Montreat College is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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RETR3AT Cybersecurity Conference

Each year, Montreat College hosts RETR3AT, a conference designed to engage, educate, and raise awareness about cybersecurity in Western North Carolina and beyond.

Bachelor’s Degree

Montreat College offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.

Associate Degree

Montreat College offers a 100% online associate degree in cybersecurity through our School of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Carolina Cyber Center

The Carolina Cyber Center (C3) is a national demonstration project in state-wide cybersecurity preparation and threat mitigation. C3 works to harden the cyber landscape by building cyber professionals of character and providing affordable security services throughout the region.

Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Cybersecurity Faculty

Kelli Burgin

Kelli Burgin
Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership Point of Contact
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Studies in Cybersecurity
Director, Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
kelli.burgin@montreat.edu

Greg Sayadian

Greg Sayadian
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Chair, Studies in Cybersecurity
Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
greg.sayadian@montreat.edu

Shalon Simmons

Shalon Simmons
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Studies in Cybersecurity
Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
shalon.simmons@montreat.edu

Jim Tippey

Dr. Jim Tippey
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Studies in Cybersecurity
Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
james.tippey@montreat.edu