Dr. Erik J. Huffman

Founder and CEO, Handshake Leadership


Dr. Erik J. Huffman is the founder and CEO of Handshake Leadership, an
organizational development and cyber education consulting company.  He
has partnered with multiple school districts to train cybersecurity
teachers and develop cybersecurity programs and curriculum within
secondary schools.  In 2018 and 2019 Handshake Leadership has been
voted Best Social Impact Company in the Colorado Springs Business
Journal.  Furthermore, Dr. Huffman is the 2018 Pikes Peak Small
Business Development Center’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the
2018 Colorado Springs Mayor’s Young Leader in Education.

Dr. Huffman’s post-doctoral research is focused on innovation and
cyberpsychology.  Dr. Huffman has presented research findings at NASA
Goddard, TedXColoradoSprings, ISACA-SF, Peak Cyber, as well as
numerous military installations.  Dr. Huffman’s core beliefs include
better educating cybersecurity educators so they can provide the best
education possible to our future cybersecurity professionals.