Joe Popinski Ph. D.

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Dr. Joe Popinski is an Information Technology & Network Security consultant specializing in enterprise level IT, networking, cyber, and corporate security. He currently serves as the AVP-IT & CISO for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of the Vice President for Information Technology. In this role, he is responsible for Information Security at UAB including security architecture, strategic planning, DR, compliance, cyber security investigations, risk management, security technical monitoring, and other security related functions.

His experiences over the past 45 years range from IT security management, to government defense system technical analyses, to telephone company business/records keeping systems development, to data network management, to information/network/physical security investigations & management, to HIPAA security consulting, to enterprise security consulting, to professional services, to hacker tracking & evidence analysis, and as a network security consulting practice manager. He recently served as NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center’s IT Security Manager (contractor) for the Office of the CIO while employed by Dynetics Technical Services for 2 years, and as Director – Network Security Consulting for IE-Dynetics for 11 years. He retired from BellSouth Telecommunications (30 year career); has served as a Manager in KPMG’s Information Risk Management practice; and as Director of Professional Services Division (Southeast) for Internet Security Systems (ISS) in Atlanta.

Joe has BS in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in Information Assurance from the University of Fairfax in Vienna, Virginia. Joe was an adjunct assistant professor and member of the faculty of the College of Business Administration at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) teaching several courses in the Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program, the Masters in Management Information Systems, and the Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security degree programs. He is currently a Test Supervisor for the (ISC)2 CISSP certification examination, Past President of the North Alabama Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Chapter (2003–2010), Board Member for the Central Alabama ISSA Chapter (2012-2013), and past Certification Chairman for the Huntsville Chapter of ASIS International (2010-2011). He holds several professional designations and memberships including:

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  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by American Society for Industrial Security
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by Information Security Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Lifetime Member
  • Senior Member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • Elected Lifetime Member of Cambridge Who’s Who in Information Technology
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