Khatuna Mshvidobadze

Khatuna Mshvidobadze

Khatuna Mshvidobadze

Professorial Lecturer of Cyber Security


Dr. Khatuna Mshvidobadze is a Professorial Lecturer of cybersecurity at The George Washington University. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Rondeli Foundation in Tbilisi, Georgia. She developed and taught cyber security courses for M.S and M.P.S programs at Utica College.

She has been Deputy Director of the Information Center on NATO in Georgia and Adviser to the Office of the Minister of Defense of Georgia. Her articles have appeared in Georgian and in English, including in Defense News, Jane's Defense Weekly, US News & World Report, Jane's Foreign Report, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and more. She is also the author of numerous Rondeli Foundation “Expert Opinion” papers and reports on cyber issues.

Her presentations on “Russian Cyber Threats” have been presented at FBI Headquarters and field offices, US Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, as well as in various American private companies, think tanks, institutions and associations. She is an invited guest speaker at various international conferences, including the Def Con and RSA conferences. In 2015, she published a monograph, Georgia Cyber Barometer Report, under the auspices of the UK National Crime Agency. 

  • Certificate: National Security Agency (NSA) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Information Assurance Education and Training Programs (NIETP) certificate in Academic Excellence and Information Assurance.

  • Rumsfeld Fellow: Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies (fall 2011). 

  • Languages: Native Georgian speaker, fluent in English, Russian and good in Turkish.


  • Cyber intelligence & forensics
  • Cyber operations
  • Critical infrastructure protection (CIP)
  • Information management
  • Cyber Policy
  • B.A. in English and Western Literature from Tbilisi State University
  • M.B.A. from Caucasus School of Business
  • M.S. in Cyber Forensics and Intelligence from Utica College, NY
  • Ph.D., Georgian Technical University