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Top academic cred

When it comes to academic credentials, the Cyber Studies Consortium counts PhDs as well as a Professor of Law among its instructors - but we know that book learning alone cannot prepare students to fight today's ever looming and increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats.

Real world, fieldcraft experience

We offer what has been missing in cybersecurity education: training based on the real world from instructors with fieldcraft experience who teach students to look beyond the obvious firewalls and operating systems and think across 'stovepipes'.

No stovepiping here

What is a stovepipe? In the intelligence community, it often refers to the gathering of different types of information in their own conduits - or stovepipes. We're anti-stovepipe, training students to consider relationships among information, to always put data into context, and to especially consider the human factor - our students learn that most cybersecurity incidents are people connected and how to deftly spot and handle these threats.

Distinguished Fellows

Amos Guiora

Distinguished Fellow, Cyber Studies Consortium

Amos Guiora

  • A.B., Honors in History, Kenyon College
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Ph.D., Faculty of Law, Leiden University

Sought out by the media...

Cyber Studies Consortium Distinguished Fellow Amos Guoira is frequently sought out by the media for his expertise on cybersecurity, terrorism and counterterrorism.

Here are links to some of his recent commentaries:

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Amos Guiora's real-world experience includes serving 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and held a number of senior command positions including Commander of the IDF School of Military Law.
 Currently a Professor of Law at the University of Utah, Guiora teaches courses on counterterrorism and terrorism that incorporate innovative scenario-based instruction to address national and international security issues and dilemmas. He has also lectured extensively and published on counterterrorism.

As a Distinguished Fellow of the Cyber Studies Consortium, Professor Guiora will teach Introduction to Global Perspectives – seminar and mini-simulation at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the Consortium.


Dr. Joani Bedore

Fellow, Cyber Studies Consortium

Dr. Joani Bedore

  • B.A., Valedictorian, Saint Leo College, Florida
  • M.A., Publications Design, University of Baltimore
  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Baltimore

Dr. Bedore is a career teacher who has taught over 7,000 students in over 300 college courses. RateMyProfessors.com named her one of the Top 25 Professors in the U.S. Her students often remark that she was the best professor they ever had. Dr. Bedore has been a professional speaker with the National Speakers Association. Of special note, she was class Valedictorian when she graduated from Saint Leo College (now University) - Saint Leo is participating with us in delivering the Cyber Foundations training program.

Dr. Bedore will teach Human Process Augmentation for Cyber Security Professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the Consortium.

Patrick Guarnieri

Fellow, Cyber Studies Consortium

Patrick Guarnieri

  • B.S., Southern Connecticut State College
  • M.B.A., University of Connecticut
  • J.D., New England School of Law

A Vietnam veteran, Patrick Guarnieri practiced law for 20 years until 2001, when he became Chairman of the National Conference on Homeland Security and worked with the White House and Congress to form the Department of Homeland Security and on other security related projects. Currently a doctoral candidate in Strategic Security at Henley Putnam University, he teaches at the University of South Florida in the National and Competitive Intelligence Program and trains the military in advanced operations augmentation.

Mr. Guarnieri will teach Human Process Augmentation for Cyber Security Professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the Consortium.

Dr. M. Carol Hoeke

Fellow, Cyber Studies Consortium

M. Carol Hoeke

  • B.A., Principia College
  • M.S. in MIS, University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. in MIS, University of Arizona

After receiving her Ph.D. in 1988, Dr. Hoeke joined the University of North Texas faculty. In 1997, she began traveling the world as a consultant for the financial industry, consulting clients in Indonesia, Australia, People’s Republic of China and Korea. Dr. Hoeke has developed licensable software products through her own company and, in 2009, resumed teaching as adjunct faculty at the University of South Florida. Her primary interests include approaches where theoretical knowledge is supported by practical experience.

Dr. Hoeke will teach Risk Assessment and Management at both the undergraduate and graduate level for the Consortium.

Dr. Robert A. Rohm

Fellow, Cyber Studies Consortium

Dr. Robert A. Rohm

  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration and Counseling, University of North Texas

Dr. Robert A. Rohm has been a teacher, director of curriculum development and a school principal, but is best known as an author, educational consultant and speaker with expertise in team building and human behavior. Over two million people have attended Dr. Rohm's live seminars. His clients have primarily been privately held companies seeking to increase productivity, reduce conflict, lower stress, minimize employee turnover and dramatically improve communication.

Dr. Rohm will teach Human Process Augmentation for Cyber Security Professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the Consortium.