The National Cybersecurity Institute draws on the best minds in cyber security to inform its strategic vision, and to fuel Excelsior College’s cyber security curriculum. This positive feedback loop ensures our students access the best education and talent in the world. NCI Fellows are important contributors, serving as key contributors, advisors, and presenters on behalf of the NCI.

Jim Angle

Dr. Angle has over 20 years of experience in multiple areas of IT culminating as the Deputy CIO for an army hospital. He has over 15 years of information security experience in both government service and the private sector.

Robert Bell

Robert Bell has extensive experience as a private industry security manager for a Fortune 500 company and as a Senior Emergency Management Specialist for the largest health care system in New Jersey where he implemented a cyber-security exercise program.

Shawn Cardella

Shawn Cardella joined the Department of Defense in 2005 as a Cyber Security Specialist.

Deanne Cranford-Wesley

Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley is the Department Chair at the David iTEC Center at Forsyth Technical Community College.

Terry Evans

Terry M. Evans is a business and cybersecurity consultant with a career including leadership and management positions in both the public and private sector and in government.

Reg Harnish

Reg Harnish is an entrepreneur, speaker, security specialist and the Founder of GreyCastle Security.

Sean Harrington

Sean Harrington is a cybersecurity attorney, expert witness, and author experienced in digital forensics, information technology, regulatory compliance in the financial services sector, public policy, legislative drafting, risk management & governance, electronic discovery, and legal ethics.

Jim Jones

Jim Jones, PhD, is an Associate Professor at George Mason University.

Steve Lobel

For the last 18 years he has been Vice President at Anchor Agency, Inc., a full service independent insurance agency in Albany, NY.

Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin currently serves as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Stryker Corporation.

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NCI's Initiative for Women in Cyber Security Team

…an initiative offering skills training, identifying best practices in the field, to help understand and influence perceptions of women in the cyber security field. A dedicated group of women have joined together with NCI to raise awareness and change the image in the field to open opportunities to today’s women and to get those girls […]

Kevin Newmeyer

Dr. Newmeyer is currently the Chief of Staff for the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program.

Pete O’Dell

Pete O’Dell is a business and technology consultant working for large organizations such as Digital Equipment Corporation and Microsoft and startup efforts including Swan Island Networks and Online Interactive.

Marco Polizzi

Marco Polizzi is an Authorized (ISC)² Instructor & Safe and Secure Online Presenter.

Kai Roer

Kai Roer is the founder and president of The Roer Group (est. 1994) which specializes in communication, leadership and security.

Carolyn Schrader

Carolyn Schrader is the founder of Cyber Security Group, Inc. which provides vulnerability assessments, awareness training, and the development of policies and procedures.

Jesse Smith

Dr. Jesse E. Smith is presently the Cyber Security Project Manager for the Utilities Service Alliance (USA). His primary mission is implementation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission cyber security requirements at Nuclear Power Plants.

Avinash Srinivasan

Avinash Srinivasan is a faculty member in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University.

Randall Sylvertooth

Randall Sylvertooth is a career industry subject matter expert (SME) in cyber security, working as a contractor for The U.S. Government in various capacities.

Michael Tu

Michael Tu, PhD is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Information Technology & Graphics at Purdue University Calumet.