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Cyber Team Outreach Event at Saint Luke's High School
Cyber Team Outreach Event at Saint Luke's High School. Picture by Desiree Smock

Hi. I am Michael Kranch, and this is my [semi] professional website. I am a cyber (buzz word) security professional, but you probably already know that since you are visiting my site. I am also a teacher, husband, father, christian, gears esports fan, and CFT enthusiast. I am currently an instructor in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) department at the United States Military Academy (West Point) and teach mostly Cyber (buzz word again) courses. My niche is teaching offensive (ethical) hacking techniques in order to better prepare these future officers on how to defend themselves both as future leaders in the military and as professionals interacting with computer systems as part of every day life. I am also an assistant coach for our Competitive Cyber Team, [Bits|Bytes]ForEveryone, and am a coach for the strike (penetration testing and incident response) team for the NSA's Cyber Defense Exercise.

My research is primarily in network systems, network security, cryptography, privacy applications, and, of course, ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques. I am the course directory for CS485 (Ethical Hacking), an instructor and the 2018 course director for CS482 (Cyber Security Engineering), and an instructor of CY350 (Cyber Foundations).

The above tabs provide a little more information about my military career and the courses I teach as well as a boring copy of my CV. If you are interested in collaboration, learning more about Cyber opportunities at the United States Military Academy, CFTing together, or anything hacking related, please feel free to contact me via any of the means below. Thank you for stoping by, and I look forward to chatting with you soon!