BS, Stonehill College; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Capella University
Justin Pelletier, of the Computing Security Department at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is the business director for Eaton Cybersecurity Security Assessment and Forensics Examination (SAFE) Lab in RIT's Center for Cybersecurity. He is also the national director of the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition. He holds a PhD in Information Assurance and Security, an MBA in Entrepreneurship, and a BS in Computer Science. Dr. Pelletier has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and helped to bring the Hacking for Defense initiative to RIT.
He is counterintelligence officer in the army reserve and holds a top-secret clearance. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Pelletier was a GS14 civilian intelligence officer for Defense Intelligence Agency, where he led Europe/Eurasia cyber threat analysis. He is a former member of the National Security Council's Information Systems Working Group for modeling and simulation. His current research interests include the economics of information security, security in distributed systems, and ethics in intelligent combat systems.