Dennis Kraft has over 10 years’ experience in security operations and security training.  During his professional career, he has run training programs for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and several private companies. 

Mr. Kraft holds multiple security certifications including the CISSP, CCSP, and CEH. He has won several awards citing outstanding achievement for his training programs. 

His detail oriented and engaging teaching style is perfectly suited for cyber security professionals.   Learn complex concepts and prepare for challenging certification exams with Cyberkraft’s courses today!


Francois is a passionate and driven InfoSec professional with over 7 years of experience teaching blue teaming skills to hundreds of students. He has a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from WGU and holds numerous industry certifications including A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, CySA+, CEH, CHFI, ITILv3, etc. Francois is engaged in the Cybersecurity field and believes that teaching is one way for him to give back to the Cyber Community.

Instructor Statement:

“As someone who has worked and taught SOC Analyst courses to hundreds of students, I thoroughly understand the struggle of starting your first position in Cyberdefense. While there is a seemingly infinite amount of information to learn, there are certain central concepts that, when explained systematically, can greatly shorten the time required to become a productive member of the SOC team.” ~ Francois B. Arthanas


James has over 20 years of experience teaching cybersecurity. He sees teaching as a reciprocal relationship between instructors and students. He believes that instructors have duties to their students and that students have duties to their instructors.

James believes that it is his responsibility as an instructor to provide students with the following:
• an environment conducive to learning
• knowledge that will be impactful in achieving life goals
• materials, opportunities, and feedback that will assist in learning and
• assistance with developing and maintaining motivation to be successful
academically and with life application

Instructor Statement:

In short, I believe that W.B. Yeats captured the exhilaration of teaching when he wrote: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” My goal as an instructor is to ignite in my learners a passion for academic excellence.


Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) 2022CompTIA, Security+ (SY0-601), Certified Information-Systems Security Officer, (CISSO), Project Management Certification, ExpertRating, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM,) Certified-Security-Leadership-Officer (CSLO), Certified Cyber-Security-Analyst (CCSA) Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT), C)CSA: Certified Cyber Security Analyst, Certified Information Systems Security Auditor (CISSA), Certified Information Systems  Certification and Accreditation Professional, Certified Information Systems Security Manager (ISCAP), Certified-Incident-Handling-Engineer (CIHE), Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISSM),  Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals, Certified-Security-Awareness (CSA1),  Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate, Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer (CDRE), Certified Information Systems Risk Manager (CISRM) , Certified Vulnerability Assessor (CVA)  , Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Mobility, Microsoft Certified Solution Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Securing  Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Productivity, CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional – CCAP, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist – CIOS, CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional – CSCP, CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist – CSIS, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Office 365 ,Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 & 2016,Network+, Cloud +, Cloud Essentials, ITIL, Microsoft Technology  Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, Database Fundamentals, Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, Windows Operating System Fundamentals, and Cloud Fundamentals, A+, LHRM, ARM, ARM-P, LCA, Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), PPP, International Public Management Association for Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-CP)


  • Over 17 years as a cybersecurity trainer
  • Expert in the Risk Management Framework, cyber management, and cyber engineering
  • Part-time instructor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
  • “SheLeads Tech Liaison” for the ISACA Huntsville Board of Directors
  • Founder of “Cyber Brews: Mind Melding for Cyber Professionals” to encourage networking and social learning in the Huntsville community.