Major in Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Major


Joseph (Joe) V. Giordano, M.S.

Professor of Practice - Cybersecurity

Professor Joseph V. Giordano
Phone: (315) 223-2521
Office: 106 ECJS Building


Professor Giordano is the Chair of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance undergraduate program and Cybersecurity - Intelligence and Forensics graduate program. Joe Giordano is Professor of Practice at Utica College teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity programs and the economic crime management graduate program. He previously served as the Director of the CFRDC (Computer Forensics Research & Development Center) and the Interim Director of the Economic Crime Management (now Financial Crime and Compliance Management) Masters degree program.

In addition to teaching at Utica College, he holds a position as an adjunct faculty member with Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. His educational background includes an Associates degree from Herkimer County Community College in Social Sciences, Bachelor’s degree from Utica College in Computer Science, and a Master’s degree from Syracuse University in Adult Education. Professor Giordano is a graduate of the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College where he studied national security issues, the theory of warfare, military affairs, and geopolitics.

Professor Giordano worked for the Air Force Research Laboratory from 1981 – 2007. He finished his career as the Technical Adviser for cyber operations R&D. While at the lab his areas of expertise included database technology, information security, information assurance, and cyber warfare. After his retirement from the Air Force Research Laboratory, he worked part-time at ITT, a worldwide high-technology company where he served as the Technical Director of the Cyber Information Management, Processing and Exploitation group. Most recently he has taken on a part-time position at Assured Information Security, a small business that specializes in cyber operations R&D.

Mr. Giordano is currently a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the Operations Security Professionals Society.


Joseph V. Giordano, M.S.

(315) 223-2521
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