Christian Espinosa

Instructor of Cyber Security

Maryville University

Christian Espinosa is an instructor of cyber security at Maryville University in St. Louis. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he has worked as a network and systems engineer, ethical hacker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur in the cyber security industry since 1993. He holds multiple patents on cyber security attack and defense simulation. Some of the notable projects Christian has worked on include penetration testing for commercial aircraft to help make aircraft “hackproof” while in flight and on ground, penetration testing of medical devices, and digital forensics for several famous cases. Professor Espinosa recently contributed to a report on aviation cyber security and participated in a report launch event with CNN in Washington, D.C. As an instructor, he has traveled around the world teaching cyber security certification courses, and is always looking for ways to bridge the gap between the academic setting and real-world application and experience. Currently, Espinosa serves as CEO of the company he founded, Alpine Security, which offers cyber security certification and hands-on technical training, as well as assessment services.

Classes Taught:

ISYS 674: Cryptography and Network Security

Courses Developed and Updated:

ISYS 325: Operating Systems/Application Security
ISYS 470: Ethical Hacking
ISYS 471: Advanced Ethical Hacking
ISYS 474: Network and Wireless Security
ISYS 484: Digital Forensics
ISYS 670: Pen Testing
ISYS 671: Advanced Pen Testing
ISYS 684: Forensic Examination and Analysis

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cyber security
  • Penetration testing
  • Information security
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Network and systems engineering
  • White hat hacking

Contact Info:

Phone: 314.529.9546
Email: jespinosa@maryville.edu