Joe Cicero

Joe Cicero is currently a Network Specialist Instructor for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and a Columnist for various publications. He specializes in teaching Linux, Network Security, and Computer Forensics Courses. He was originally from Green Bay and in 1985 he joined the Marines. His final duty assignment was as the Operations Chief for Tactical Warfare Simulations Evaluations Analysis Systems where he traveled the world conducting officer training through use of computer simulations. Joe has had positions covering every aspect of computers including: Help Desk Support, Technician, Programmer, Network Administrator, Director of Technology, Computer Security and Incident Response Team Member, Defense Forensic Examiner and of course Instructor. He is most passionate about teaching and enjoys having the time to "tinker" with all types of technology. Joe has spoken nationally at Defcon, HOPE and the UAT conferences. In 2009 Joe was the recipient of the Information Technology Outstanding Service Award for the state of Wisconsin. In 2013 Joe advised the NWTC team which went on to win the Wisconsin Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).