Guy Garrett

Assistant Director Center for Cyber Security
University of West Florida

Guy Garrett, M.S., M.B.A., launched the Gulf Coast State College cybersecurity program in 2012 and built Northwest Florida’s first dedicated cyber defense lab. He also founded Corps Tigris, a co-curricular Cybersecurity student organization and the nation’s first cybersecurity demonstration team. In the past 3 years, their Cybersecurity Awareness Training Sessions (CATS) ┬áhas been seen by more than 3,000 people in the Florida panhandle, including two appearances at ITEN Wired. They also conduct annual training exercises for 1st Air Force, US Northern Command and have worked with area businesses and emergency management teams. Garrett received his Master of Science in Computer Science/Software Engineering from the University of West Florida. He also earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia. He is the Assistant Director of the UWF Center for Cybersecurity.


Hands-on Session 1: Gone Phishing

Bring your Wi-Fi enabled laptop to connect and learn how hackers develop a lure to phish employees for access to sensitive systems and information. According to PhishME, 91% of cyber attacks start with a phish. Guy Garrett and Chad Rankin from the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the tools and techniques used to gain access to systems, networks, and data. You will learn how to cast a lure and see what happens when someone, maybe one of your employees, takes the bait. Early registration is recommended as hands-on participation is only open to the first 30 participants (each participant should bring their own laptop). Additional participants can observe if space permits.