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Silvia Vargas
Cybersecurity and Networking Professor
Montgomery College

Silvia Vargas is a Cybersecurity and Networking Professor at Montgomery College and possess over 13 years of experience in vulnerability management, network/server security and administration, identity management, and system integration. She is the Cybersecurity Program Coordinator at Montgomery College and also oversees the CAE2Y efforts. Prof. Vargas holds a Master's in Information Assurance and a Master's in Engineering Management from The Catholic University of America. She teaches a section of the following courses:



  • NWIT173 – Network Security
  • NWIT245 – Defending the Network
  • NWIT246 – Attacker Tools and Techniques
  • NWIT247 – Introduction to Incident Response
  • NWIT290 – Information Security Capstone

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David Vargas
Cybersecurity and Networking Professor
Montgomery College

David Vargas is a Professor of Cybersecurity and Networking at Montgomery College. In addition, he is President of VATG, Inc. and a professor in cybersecurity at several local colleges and universities. He has worked extensively in cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors and often shares his expertise at security conferences and professional meetings nationwide. Mr. Vargas graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University, and has completed graduate work in Information Systems at The Johns Hopkins University. His current certifications include, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). Prof. Vargas teaches a section of the following courses:

  • NWIT245 – Defending the Network
  • NWIT246 – Attacker Tools and Techniques
  • NWIT263 – Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • NWIT275 – Wireless Security
  • NWIT290 – Information Security Capstone
  • CMSC253 – Unix/Linux System Admin

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Matthew Early
Cybersecurity Lecturer
Montgomery College

Matthew Early is a Lecturer in the Cybersecurity Program at Montgomery College and a Director of IT Operations and Security Systems for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock. Mr. Early has worked extensively in the cybersecurity field in the public, private and healthcare sectors over the last 20 years with specialized expertise in vulnerability management and operational security. Mr. Early received a master’s degree in Computer Science/Information Assurance from The Catholic University of America in 2007. He has also served as a guest instructor at George Mason University. His current certifications include: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional–Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Network+ and A+. He is also currently a Fully Qualified Navy Validator (FQNV). Prof. Early teaches a section of the following course:

  • NWIT173 – Network Security
  • NWIT290 – Information Security Capstone


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Alexis Ledesma
Cybersecurity Lecturer
Montgomery College

Alexis Ledesma is a Lecturer in the Cybersecurity Program at Montgomery College and a Cybersecurity Specialist as a contractor for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX and Master’s Degree from George Washington University in High Technology Crime Investigations. Currently she is working on her third VA project focusing on security, network connection management, and program management support. From her educational and work experiences Alexis has worked with the following tools: EnCase, FTK, XRY, Cellebrite, Oxygen, MPE+, and others. Prof. Ledesma teaches a section of the following course:


  • NWIT173 – Network Security

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Jacob Trigoboff
Cybersecurity Lecturer
Montgomery College

Jacob Trigoboff is a Lecturer in the Cybersecurity Program at Montgomery College and a Cybersecurity Engineer for the US State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Prof. Trigoboff graduated from The George Washington University with a Master’s Degree in Digital Forensics and currently holds a Security+ SE Certification. He is an avid cyclist, hiker, tech enthusiast, and singer. Prof. Trigoboff teaches a section of the following course:


  • NWIT173 – Network Security
  • NWIT263 – Introduction to Digital Forensics

 


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