Bernard Avenatti

Senior Principal at Northrop Grumman Technical Content Lead at (ISC)² Adjunct Instructor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville Cybersecurity Engineering Lead at KBR Inc.


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Bernard Avenatti has had a technical presence in North Alabama for more than a decade. He has performed several roles (Manager, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Developer, Cyber Assurance, Cyber Researcher, and Quality Assurance) for adaptive software projects throughout their lifecycle within Healthcare, Utilities (Nuclear and Gas), and the Department of Defense. Presently, Mr. Avenatti is teaching Cybersecurity for Systems Engineering and Cyber Economics at Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE).

He holds a B.S. in Information Systems, M.S. in Cybersecurity, and is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Information Science. Mr. Avenatti holds numerous certifications including PMP, CISSP, CISM, AIE, CEH, Security+ CE, CAPM, and CSM. He is a member of several organizations including Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC), OWASP, FBI InfraGard, (ISC)², ISACA, and Project Management Institute (PMI). He loves technology and mentoring. His belief is that technical excellence is predicated on the application of commonsense and diligence in obtaining technical prowess.


  • M.S. Cybersecurity, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2020
  • B.S., Information Systems, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2011


  • Cyber Security and Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC)
  • FBI InfraGard
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • (ISC)²
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)


  • (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • CompTIA® Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), Network Security Professional (CNSP), Security Analytics Professional (CSAP), Cloud+, Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP), Data+, Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CNVP), PenTest+, Security+ CE
  • CITI Social and Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel
  • ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • ARTIBA Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA)