Ismael Morales, M.S.

Ismael Morales
  • Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
(315) 792-3266
  • 106 ECJS Building
  • School of Business & Justice
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Ish Morales joined the full-time faculty of Utica College in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level.  

His experience in multiple domains encompasses software engineering, DoD geo-spatial information systems, legal/news and business, automotive industrial engineering, DoD logistics, and DoD cybersecurity research and development.  

His activities in support of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, the NSA, the U.S. Army Intelligence Command, the Air Force Research Lab, and the Department of Defense included software development, kernel programming, cybersecurity R&D, and technical management in classified and unclassified domains.  

He served as the principal security assessor for multiple DOD agencies and commercial businesses for information assurance certification and accreditation.    

Hobbies include coaching and playing soccer, and long distance running.


B.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University (2000)

M.S. in Information Assurance from Syracuse University (2011) 

Currently pursuing a Technology & Innovation Management in Data Science PhD from Northcentral University

His certifications include:

  • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP)
  • ISC2 Certified Authorization Provider (CAP)
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • IACRB SCADA Architect
  • ITL IT Service Management 

Courses Taught

CYB 107 Computer Hardware and Peripherals

CYB 337 Computer Network Investigations

CYB 339 Cyber Operations Tools

CYB 617 Counterterrorism and Cyber Conflict

Other Information

Cyber Club Faculty Advisor

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