Major in Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Major


Austen D. Givens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Austen Givens, Professor of Practice for Cybersecurity
Phone: (315) 792-3753
Office: 213 ECJS Building


Professor Givens teaches undergraduate courses on homeland security, counterterrorism and emergency management at Utica College. He also teaches graduate courses on critical infrastructure protection, cyber incident management, and network security.

Prior to entering academia in 2011, Austen was a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and later worked with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and on Capitol Hill for two members of Congress. He is co-author of the 2014 book The Business of Counterterrorism: Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security, and advises the U.S. military on strategic defense issues. Austen received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Department of Political Economy at King's College London.


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(315) 223-2521
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