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

  • Founding director of the cybersecurity and data analytics programs at Touro College, Illinois
  • Professor & Director of cybersecurity undergraduate/graduate programs at Utica College (2008-2020)
  • 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.

Chief Operating Officer

  • 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.

Vice President of Client Relations & Business Development

  • 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


                                   Addison Wolanin, M.S.

Director - Information Security Services        

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) 
  • Security+ Certified
  • Expertise in cybersecurity policy & compliance
  • Leads Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (VCISO) engagements


                                   Justice Mitchell, M.S.

Director of Cyber Operations        Justice Mitchell

  • Master’s degree in cybersecurity from Utica College
  • Leads penetration testing engagements
  • Expertise in vulnerability assessment and mitigation