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Guy Garrett, M.S., M.B.A.


Guy Garrett, M.S., M.B.A., re-skilled into a cybersecurity career and decided to make it his mission to help others do the same. As an associate director, technology and training, for the Center for Cybersecurity, Garrett is laser-focused on making the Florida Panhandle the place for discovering, developing, and delivering cybersecurity talent to business, government, and non-profit organizations. His goal is to make students “keyboard ready.” This gets done by infusing “real-world” techniques and situations into the things students must do in order to complete a class, including those which lead to industry certification. In addition, Garrett leads the Cybersecurity Ambassador program. The “CA’s” are recruited from among UWF’s best cybersecurity, information technology, and computer science students. Their job is simple – inspire K-12 students to take their place. They host virtual and in-person events and summer camps to introduce the next generation to the cyber opportunity. It’s what Garrett calls “the best part of the job.”



Cisco Academy Instructor
CompTIA Instructors Network


Awards & Honors

National Cyberwatch Center Innovations in Cybersecurity Education – Local Partnership, August 2018
Gulf Coast Person Presidential Award, May 2015
Operation Noble Eagle Award, 1st Air Force, November 2014
Gulf Coast State College Student Organization of the Year (Technology & Engineering Club), May 2013
Florida College System Chancellor’s Leadership Seminar, May 2012
GCCC SGA Outstanding Club Advisor, May 2012
Florida’s Great Northwest Wired Graduate Studies in Computer Science (WIRED GRANT RECIPIENT), January 2010



Cyber Libertad 17 Threat Briefing
Keynote threat briefing for the international Cyber Libertad 17 Table Top Exercise co-sponsored by USNORTHCOM and USSOUTHCOM, 2017
“Cybersecurity in the Aviation Domain”
Keynote threat briefing Cyber Libertad II, Mexico City, Mexico, USNORTHCOM Theatre Security Cooperation Mission, 2016
“Cybersecurity Threats and Emergency Operations”
Okaloosa County Emergency Management Committee, 2016
“Summit Bank Presentation: Cyber Criminals,” 2015
“Building Strong Programs Through Partnership”
FEMA Higher Education Virtual Symposium Session 1, 2013


PI, GenCyber Student Camp Grant 2021-2022, 2022-2023
FC2 Capacity Building Grant, “I Am Cyber. You Can Be Cyber.” 2019-2020
Bay County Ford Next Generation Learning Master Plan, 2012




Community Leadership

USCG Port Sector Mobile Panama City Sub-Committee, 2017-present
Region 1 Domestic Security Task Force, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 2018-present
Founder/Sponsor, Corps Tigris, cybersecurity student organization, 2012-2018
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Working Group, 2014-2018