Austen D. Givens, Ph.D.

Dr. Austen Givens
  • Associate Professor of Cybersecurity
(315) 792-3753
  • 213 ECJS Building
  • School of Business & Justice
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Professor Givens teaches undergraduate courses on digital forensics and information security at Utica College. He has also taught graduate courses on critical infrastructure protection, cyber incident management, and network security. Austen is currently completing work on a book about public-private sector partnerships for Marine Corps University Press and co-authoring a textbook on homeland security with Oxford University Press.

Prior to entering academia in 2011, he served in various information technology-related roles for the  Department of Homeland Security and in the private sector. He received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Department of Political Economy at King's College London.


M.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D. King’s College London

Past Research

Austen 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.

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