Khatuna Mshvidobadze
Adjunct Professor of Cyber Security at Utica College


Dr. Khatuna Mshvidobadze is an Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at Utica College. She is also a Principal at Cyberlight Global Associates, LLC, and a Senior Fellow at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic (GFSIS) and International Studies. Dr. Mshvidobadze has been Deputy Director of the Information Center on NATO and Adviser to the office of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia. An expert on cybersecurity and geopolitics, her articles have appeared in Georgian and in English, including in Defense News, Jane's Defence Weekly, US News & World Report, Jane's Foreign Report, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and more. She is also the author of numerous “Expert Opinion” papers, reports and training courses on cyber issues. In 2015, she published a monograph, "Georgia Cyber Crime Barometer Report", under the auspices of the UK National Crime Agency. Her Presentations on “Russian Cyber Threats” have been made at FBI Headquarters and field offices, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Justice, US Department of Defense/Office of the Secretary of Defense, as well as at various American private companies, think tanks, institutions and associations.

She holds a B.A. in English and Western Literature from Tbilisi State University, an M.B.A. from the Caucasus School of Business, an M.S. in Cyber Forensics and Intelligence from Utica College and a Ph.D. from Georgian Technical University. In the autumn of 2011, she was a Rumsfeld Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies.

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