Monta also is the recipient of the EnergySec's Cyber Security Professional of the Year Award for 2018. Elkins was recognized by the Industrial Control System (ICS) community and staff at EnergySec for his exceptional contributions to ICS security.
Monta is the author and instructor of the "Defense against the Dark Arts" hands-on, hacker tools and techniques classes. He is also a guest lecturer for Virginia Tech and teaches rapid prototyping and Arduino classes with Let's Code Blacksburg. He has a YouTube channel as well.