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meet Allen Harper

Allen Harper

Executive Director of The Center for Cyber Excellence, Liberty University

Prior to his position at Liberty University, Dr. Allen Harper served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Hacker of Tangible Security, which serves the Federal Government and commercial markets.


Allen is a seasoned executive with 30 years of security experience, meeting client needs and providing technical thought leadership.  He brings a high level of technical ability, coupled with the ability to explain the most complex issues in an easy to understand manner.  His leadership, technical ability, and high level of customer satisfaction are a rare blend and he is a sought after author, teacher, and public speaker.


He has been published in several noteworthy magazines and has been a guest on the Federal News Radio, a popular talk radio show in D.C., focused on the Federal Government.  He is the founding author and co-author of 5 best selling security books, to include “Gray Hat Hacking, the Ethical Hackers Handbook,” now heading to 5th edition.


Allen will present “Cyber Security Trends for 2018 – How Business Leaders Need to Take Charge” during the Thursday Interactive Session and “Managing Cyber Security – Bridging the Gap Between Leadership and Technology” during the Thursday afternoon seminars.