Meet Our
Instructors

One of the biggest things that sets the Merritt College Cybersecurity Program apart from other cybersecurity programs — including boot camps and even four-year universities — is our instructors. Many of the people who teach our classes are actively working in security positions at top companies in the Bay Area. As a result, they’re able to share practical knowledge about modern security threats, and how to solve them.

Meet Our
Instructors

One of the biggest things that sets the Merritt College Cybersecurity Program apart from other cybersecurity programs — including boot camps and even four-year universities — is our instructors. Many of the people who teach our classes are actively working in security positions at top companies in the Bay Area. As a result, they’re able to share practical knowledge about modern security threats, and how to solve them.

Current Instructors

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Omar Ayfer

Principle
Ayfer Network LLC

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Teaches
System and Network Security
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Fred Bret-Mounet

Chief Information Security Officer
Clarify Health Solutions

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Teaches
Application in Information Security
Secure Coding in Java and .Net
Web Application Pen Testing
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Beverly Brooks

Instructor
Merritt College

Teaches
Introduction to Information Systems Security
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Sarah Cox

Senior Technical Instructional Designer
FireEye, Inc.

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Teaches
CodePath
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Jason Hengels

CEO
Exposure Security

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Teaches
Application in Information Security
Secure Coding in Java and .Net
Web Application Pen Testing
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James Kennedy

Instructor
Merritt College

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Teaches
Introduction to Computer Programming
Introduction to Computer Science
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Joshua Kirkes

IT Director
Horsley Bridge Partners

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Teaches
System and Network Security
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Tim Mather

Chief Security Strategist
PatternEx

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Teaches
Cloud Security Fundamentals
Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
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Ahsan Mir

CEO, Co-Founder
Rapticore Inc.

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Teaches
Hacker Guard: Security Baseline Training for IT Administrators and Operations
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Carole Rogers

Instructor
Peralta Community College

Teaches
Computer Forensics Fundamentals
Hacker Guard: Security Baseline Training for IT Administrators and Operations
Intrusion Detection in Depth: Compliance, Security, Forensics, and Troubleshooting
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Steven Sterns

Director of Information Security
eBay

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Teaches
Computer Forensics Fundamentals
Intrusion Detection in Depth: Compliance, Security, Forensics, and Troubleshooting
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Marilyn Varnado

Change Management Consultant
Cisco

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Teaches
Introduction to Information Systems Security
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Alan Williams

Director and Distinguished Engineer
AutoDesk

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Teaches
Hacker Guard: Security Baseline Training for IT Administrators and Operations
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Brian Zaugg

Head of Security
Authentic8

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Teaches
Computer Forensics Fundamentals
Intrusion Detection in Depth: Compliance, Security, Forensics, and Troubleshooting