Dr. Amelia Estwick is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of combined military and government IT experience within the United States Intelligence Community. She has held multiple technical leadership positions within the government and spent 10 years directly leading strategic and tactical cyber operations. Dr. Estwick’s research in cybersecurity and computer science focused on global threat intelligence, network security, and information security. Dr. Estwick is currently the Director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College where she provides thought leadership for the College’s cybersecurity initiatives.
As an educator, Dr. Estwick lectures on a variety of cybersecurity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) topics of interests as it relates to education, national defense, and public policy and she’s quoted frequently in print, online, and cable media. She is passionate about educating the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and currently co-chairs the United States National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative.
Dr. Estwick earned her baccalaureate degree in computer information systems from Southern University at New Orleans in Louisiana and her masters and doctorate degrees in computer science from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellow, a U.S. Army Gulf-War Veteran and is frequently highlighted as an influential woman in Cyber, most recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Know Cyber by Cybersecurity Ventures and 2020 Cybersecurity Diva.