Dr. Joe Adams – Chief Knowledge Officer

Dr. Joe Adams is a retired Army officer, former CIO, and founder of the Michigan Cyber Range. Joe retired as a Colonel from a 26-year career in the US Army Signal Corps, which included diverse assignments such as designing networks for NATO, teaching hacking at the US Military Academy (USMA), and building security programs as the Chief Information Officer of the National Defense University. After retiring, he joined Merit Network and built the Michigan Cyber Range, before starting his own company, Cyber By Design, and focusing on helping companies address their strategic cybersecurity issues.

Joe earned a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a M.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Arkansas. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech, where his research focused on network security in mobile ad-hoc networks. He also is a CISSP and a Senior Member of the IEEE.