Amelia Estwick is the director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and a thought leader for the College’s cybersecurity research, training, and academic initiatives. Prior to her academic position, she served 17 years with the National Security Agency (NSA) in various technical leadership positions to include Technical Director within NSA’s Cyber Threat Operations Center, which is responsible for monitoring and securing Department of Defense (DoD) networks against cyberattacks. Dr. Estwick’s research in cybersecurity and computer science focused on global threat intelligence, operations security, and national defense.
As an educator, Dr. Estwick lectures on cybersecurity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) topics of interest. 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.
She is a National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellow, a U.S. Army Gulf-War Veteran, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Know Cyber by Cybersecurity Ventures.
Amelia is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to increase the pipeline for women and minority professionals in STEM and cybersecurity fields.