Joshua Jacobs is technology visionary and cyber security specialist who thrives on solving complex problems. With over 10 years of hands-on experience Joshua is an industry-recognized cyber security expert. Some highlights of his career includes his formation of his IT Company Sirkom, Inc. in 2009. His entrepreneurial spirit along with his strong leadership qualities have lead his company into the regions premier IT solutions company. Joshua enjoys challenging himself daily, he has taken on countless challenging projects and found creative solutions for the most complex of problems. In particular Joshua was part of a worldwide mobile computer deployment for GE Energy. This involved working with a large team and utilizing resources to ensure a seamless deployment.
He is most passionate about cyber security and has used the skills he has learned from working with his clients and staff to further his knowledge of this fast paced field. Using his training in computer forensics Joshua has saved the data of numerous companies and individuals. He now works with these groups to develop cyber security and disaster recovery plans. He enjoys working with end users and providing training. By far the greatest security tool for organizations is training, without the proper user training in the basics of internet security even the best firewall or IDS system can’t be effective.
Joshua is also a NYS certified Emergency Medical Technician and is a volunteer at the Moreau Emergency Squad. He enjoys helping others and finds that he is able to extend his communication and leadership skills to the field of emergency medicine. He serves as the Health and Safety Lieutenant and Treasurer for the organization of 60+ volunteers and staff. He also leads the production team of the South High Marathon Dance, which has raised over $4.82 million dollars for recipients and charities. This 40 person team works throughout the year planning for their 28 hour long broadcast. This past year the broadcast had over 20,000 viewers. Joshua finds these volunteer activities breakup the sometimes endless challenge of cyber security while furthering his leadership abilities.
Joshua lives in Upstate New York where he and his better half Laura have built a home together with their wild pug named Charlie.
“There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.”
Robert Mueller – FBI Director
Business Information Technology Management
EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE
Information Systems/Cyber Security (BS)