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Gary has spent more than 25 years in the training business and/or academia. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education. He has been a pioneer in both cyberforensics education and the use of online courses. Gary will work with clients to offer off-the-shelf training courses available from GKA and training partners, as well as build customized courses, as appropriate. Gary also consults with academic institutions in the creation and development of academic programs, primarily in the areas of digital forensics, information assurance, and computer networking.

GKA can create training and education materials for courses ranging from a few hours to a few weeks. Gary has been a regular instructor and speaker at industry and academic conferences for the last 20 years, at events including the Conference of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, DoD Cybercrime Conference, HTCIA Annual Conference, Mobile Forensics World, and TechnoSecurity.

Additional highlights include:

»   In the 1980s and 1990s, Gary was involved in many training programs related to telecommunications and data communications for network service providers throughout the U.S. and other countries.
 
»   Since 2000, Gary has been integral in the design of undergraduate and graduate curricula in computer networking, information security, and digital forensics. He was the primary designer of Champlain College's Computer & Digital Forensics (C&DF) program (2003), took the C&DF program online (2004), and developed an online M.S. program in Digital Investigation Management (2009). The C&DF program was named a model computer forensics program by the Electronic Crimes Partnership Initiative of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Cybercrime Program. He has also consulted and/or been a member of the advisory board of more than a half-dozen colleges designing digital forensics programs.
 
»   Gary led the effort that resulted in Champlain College's designation as an NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE).
 
»   Gary was a member of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) committee that designed recommendations for undergraduate and graduate digital forensics curricula and was a member of the Forensic Education Program Accreditation Committee (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), addressing accreditation of digital forensic academic programs.
 
»   Gary was the leader in the development of online, instructor-led Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) Bootcamp™ courses in conjunction with the International Society of Forensics Computer Examiners (ISFCE).
 
»   Gary has been involved in training activities related to digital forensics and cybersecurity with a variety of organizations, including Teel Technologies, the U.S. State Department Anti-Terrorism Assistance Cyber Training Program, and the Vermont Police Academy.
 
»   Gary was the Program Director of the M.S. in Information Assurance program at Norwich University from 2011-2012.
 
»   Gary is a Professor of Cybersecurity at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and is the chair of the Security Studies & International Affairs Department. He developed the Homelnad Security program's Cybersecurity minor and the M.S. in Cybersecurity Management & Policy.
 
»   Gary is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia.