Dr. Leonard Popyack, Ph.D.


  • Associate professor of cyber security at Utica College
  • Former research director of the ADVERSARIAL SCIENCE LABORATORY, USAF Research Laboratory, Information Directorate.
  • Expertise in offensive and defensive information warfare technology research and development
  • Doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Binghamton University


Joseph Giordano, M.S.

Vice President

  • Director of cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate programs at Utica College
  • Former computer scientist at the USAF Research Laboratory
  • Technical advisor to cyber operations research and development at USAF
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Operations Security Professionals Society.
  • Master’s degree from Syracuse University


Tony Martino, M.S.

Vice President

  • Director Northeast Cybersecurity and Forensics Center at Utica College
  • 20-year veteran of the Utica, N.Y. Police Department
  • Expertise in cybersecurity, computer crime investigation and digital forensics
  • Member of the United States Secret Service electronic crime task force
  • Master’s degree in economic crime management from Utica College


Michelle Tuttle, M.S.

Chief Training and Development Manager

  • Manages all client engagements
  • Expertise in cybersecurity, compliance & marketing/PR,
  • Identity Theft Prevention Expert
  • Master’s degree in cybersecurity from Utica College
  • 15+ years experience in financial operations