Guy Garrett

Guy joined the University of West Florida in August 2018 as assistant director. He specializes in hands-on, scenario-based curriculum development, cyber range operations, and business and program development. He received the Florida Wired Grant and earned an M.S. computer science/software engineering from UWF in 2010. He has also earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Guy uses his experience in communications, technology, and business to build and grow cyber education and training. He launched Gulf Coast State College’s cybersecurity program and built a unique training relationship with USNORTHCOM. He also founded Corps Tigris, the nation’s first collegiate cyber demonstration team, which was recognized as the 2018 National Cyberwatch Center Innovations in Cyber Security Education – Best Local Partnership Category honoree for “Guiding Girl Scouts Through a Computer Science Journey.” USNORTHCOM selected Guy as the keynote presenter for Cyberlibertad II (Mexico City), Cyberlibertad 17 (USSOUTHCOM, Miami), and as the only academic subject matter expert for the inaugural cyber component for the 2018 multi-national Tradewinds Exercise.


M.S. Computer Science/Software Engineering
University of West Florida 2010
Capstone Project: Using Virtualization to Build a Cybersecurity Lab for Gulf Coast Community College
Graduate Certificate Medical Informatics 2010

University of Phoenix 2008
Capstone Project: IPO Launch of a Technology Start-Up

B.A. in Journalism
University of Georgia 1989
Major: Publication Management
Minor: Business



Cisco Academy Instructor


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



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
Founder/Sponsor, Corps Tigris, cybersecurity student organization, 2012-2018