Join America's Best Cybersecurity Program
Capitol Tech is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense designated by The National Security Agency and Department of Defense. Recently, we were also honored with the prestigious 2020 SC Media Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program.
Unlike many schools out there, Capitol Technology University is no Johnny-come-lately to the subject. Our reputation as a launch pad for cybersecurity leaders has been earned over many years.
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The Secret to Your Success
Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis
Dr. Butler worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. He has served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service. He is very active in various working groups in the areas of cloud computing and cybersecurity. Dr. Butler earned his DSc in Cybersecurity at Capitol in 2016 researching consumer countermeasures to illegal cellphone intercept.
Chair and Professor of the Computer Science Department
Dr. Steele has extensive experience in leading institutions at all levels of program leadership, curriculum development and teaching. Throughout his career, his focus on forming industry partnerships has enabled special teaching and research initiatives. His areas of interest include applied machine learning, mobile information systems, artificial intelligence and health informatics. He has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been patented and successfully commercialized. Dr. Steele holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
Professor of Practice in Cybersecurity
Professor Hansen is a military veteran and currently serves as the CEO of a cybersecurity and research firm. Beyond his experience in cybersecurity, his areas of interest include application of Socratic Learning for technology training & education, autonomous vehicle communications & countermeasures, and entrepreneurship. At Capitol, he mentors and supports student projects such as the university’s Cybersecurity program — including the Cybersecurity Competition Team (“Signal 9”) — and the Astronautical Engineering Program. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from Capitol College.
Lives We've Launched
Glenn Andal ‘14 // Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
Glenn graduated from Capitol Tech with a degree in Cyber and Information Security. In his current role as Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at MITRE, he supports top government agencies with cutting-edge solutions to cybersecurity and systems engineering challenges. “My job requires flexibility. Capitol Tech prepared me for this with foundational knowledge in various fields within cybersecurity. Five years ago, I took a reverse engineering course – today, there’s work at MITRE that’s directly related to what I learned in that course.”
Kierra Jiles '17 // Computer Engineer, The U.S. Department of State
Kierra graduated from Capitol Tech with a degree in Cyber and Information Security. She’s an experienced software professional who worked for the CIA, MTI Systems and NASA before taking on her current role as a Computer Engineer at the Department of State. “Capitol followed through on every promise they made. I’m still getting job opportunities constantly, even when I’m not looking. Having that kind of job security has been amazing.”
Dr. Herman Felder '10 // Chief Data Architect, Information International Associates
Herman received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Capitol Technology University. As a thought leader in the field of Data Analytics, he’s built an incredibly successful career for himself. In his role as Chief Data Architect at Information International Associates, Herman is an advisor to clients including the NSA. “Capitol set me up to land a career with a decent salary that nearly doubled my return on investment.”
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