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Allen Harper
Allen Harper
Executive Vice President of Cybersecurity

Dr. Allen Harper has more than 30 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity. After retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps, Dr. Harper started a successful cybersecurity consultancy, which was acquired in just six years. Having performed hundreds of security assessments for public and private sectors, he is a best-selling author and the lead author of the Gray Hat Hacking series. Dr. Harper specializes in ethical hacking, offensive security, penetration testing, and reverse engineering. He most recently served as department chair and cyber program director at Liberty University. Dr. Harper holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree in computer science and information assurance from the Naval Post Graduate School, and earned his Ph.D. in business and IT from Capella University.