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Fireside Chat with Dr. Josh Brunty

US Cyber Games June 3, 2024
Fireside Chat with Dr. Josh Brunty

US Cyber Games Fireside Chat with Dr. Josh Brunty

Season III, Pipeline Program Athlete Nathan Ord talks with Season III, US Cyber Team Head Coach Dr. Josh Brunty.

Learn about Dr. Brunty's educational background and how he got into the world of cybersecurity.

Find out why he has a passion for cybersecurity and hear about the cybersecurity competitions he's played in and the teams he has coached.

As the head coach of the Season III, US Cyber Team, Josh discusses recruiting for the US Cyber Team and what he's looking for, learning skills of all types, international relations and competitions, and much more!

"Hone the skills you enjoy playing," states Dr. Brunty. "Balance your hard skills with your soft skills. Having both skills will take you far."


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About Dr. Josh Brunty

Dr. Josh Brunty is an Associate Professor & Director of the Cyber Forensics & Security graduate program in the Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensic Sciences at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. He also serves as the Research Lead for Marshall’s Institute of Cyber Security. Prior to joining Marshall University in 2012, Josh served seven years as a Digital Forensics Examiner and Technical Leader within both state and federal government sectors. He has a Ph.D. in Information Technology (Middle Georgia State University), and B.A. and M.S. degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology (Marshall University).

Since 2013, Josh has served as Faculty Advisor and coach of Marshall’s highly successful Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team, competing in a number of CTF and RvB competitions. During his tenure as Marshall's coach, the team has taken top honors in a variety of cybersecurity competitions, including a first-place national championship finish in the National Cyber League (Spring 2020), and 4-straight Top Ten finishes (2018-2020). He has also served as a past mentor for various high school teams for the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Competition.

About Nathan Ord

Nathan is a graduate of Dakota State University. He attended the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences and received a B.S. in Cyber Operations and an M.S. in Cyber Defense. Nathan is a member of the Season III, US Cyber Games Pipeline Program.


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