Erik Moore, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity education


Ph.D., Cybersecurity, Plymouth University, UK


Erik Moore’s career has blended cybersecurity operations leadership, academic research, and technology innovation as an inventor. He is a partner in MetaTink LLC, a start-up currently developing a patent portfolio in the areas of cybersecurity, digital education, and application development. In addition, he is a partner and Cybersecurity Architect, consulting at DevilDog LLC, a full-service cybersecurity company. He has held executive director-level roles in government, transforming cybersecurity, IT infrastructure, and fleet services. He also designs virtual world avatar-based scenarios for teaching cybersecurity that have been used internationally. In academia he held roles such as Associate Dean of Engineering and Information Sciences, Chair of Information Technology, and President of the Faculty Senate.


Professional associations

  • Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education
  • Chair of Working group 11.8 on Information Security Education, the group organizing the World Information Security Education conference


  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Research interests

Erik Moore prefers research that contributes to the sustainability, resilience, and advancement of human society. His research interests include cybersecurity, education, society, 3D builds for cyber security, and behavioral sciences. Currently he is working on a range of projects to increase capacity and resilience in cyber defense. Topics of research interest include:

  • Cyber psychology
  • Cybersecurity education
  • Cybersecurity systems and model development
  • Metaverse education & training scenario development
  • Philosophy
  • Cyber defense incident response
  • Cyber defense training capacity building
  • Ph.D. thesis