Joseph C. Opacki

Title: Adjunct Professor

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Mr. Opacki is a career cybersecurity professional with specialization in malware reverse engineering, computer intrusion investigation, security research, and threat intelligence. He has been active in academia working as an Adjunct Professor for many years in the George Mason University Master of Computer Forensics program and has been a part of the Cybersecurity Curriculum Advisory Council (CCAC) at University of Maryland University College. Before his career in the private sector, Mr. Opacki was the malware reverse engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Technical Director of advanced digital forensics in the Operational Technology Division at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 2011, Mr. Opacki was awarded the FBI Director’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Technical Advancement and in 2012 he was awarded the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Science and Technology Team Award; both for his work in enterprise-level malware investigative triage. Mr. Opacki holds a Masters of Science in Information Technology from the Virginia Polytechnic and State University as well as a Bachelors of Individualized Study from George Mason University.

MS in Information Technology.
Bachelor of Individualized Study, Multimedia Software Design

Malware Reverse Engineering