Cyber Security Center Director | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Meet Our Cyber Security Center Director


Kimberly Bertschy received her Bachelor of Science Education and Master’s of Science in Operations Management at the University of Arkansas. She also obtained a Master’s of Science in Cybersecurity from Utica College in New York, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Science in Computer Science. 

Kimberly’s research interests include security vulnerabilities in the embedded systems of heavy trucks and passenger vehicles, cybersecurity education, and the use of technology to facilitate violence.

Kimberly also teaches networking and cybersecurity related topics at NWACC. In addition to teaching at the college, she advises the TALONS student club, serves on the behavioral review team, and collaborates with community organizations to provide outreach in the areas of technology facilitated violence, internet safety, and cybersecurity.

Kimberly is an active member and Executive Officer of InfraGard Arkansas Members Alliance and sits on the Board of Directors for ArkanSec, LLC.

Prior to teaching, Kimberly was a police investigator for the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD). During her nine years with UAPD, she received computer forensic training from the United States Secret Service and served on a joint task force with the FBI.