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Jake Mihevc
Associate Dean of the Department of Business, Cybersecurity, & Computer Sciences

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Steve Cook
Coordinator of the Regional Resource Center

Cyberlab Faculty

Jake Mihevc

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Jake Mihevc serves as Associate Dean of Business, Cybersecurity, and Computer Sciences at MVCC, a CAE2Y. Jake is also the Director and PI of the Northeast Regional Resource Center for the CAE program.

Jake leads the cybersecurity programs at MVCC, which began in 2010 with a 2.8M non-credit grant program that provided free training to over 2,200 participants and culminated in a 155-student CAE-designated Cybersecurity AS program in 2016. Jake is also a co-founder of the Central New York Hackathon, a regional cybersecurity competition that brings over 100 students from eight cybersecurity programs together each semester to test their skills.

Jason Yager

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Jason started his IT career in the U.S Air Force as a Network Technician for 4 years. Shortly thereafter, Jason worked for New York State as a certified Network Administrator for Oneida County BOCES. Jason has been with MVCC for 18 years. Jason previously worked as the Director of Network Systems, where he was responsible for the day to day operations of MVCCs computer network. For the last several years, Jason has been fulltime faculty in the Computer Science area. Jason holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Technology Management from SUNYIT.

Tom Mihevc

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Tom has been with MVCC for 19 years and served as Director of Information Technology for Educational Applications for nine years prior to becoming a full-time Computer Science Instructor for the BISS Center. He has a diverse background in Information Technology including work with GEs Defense System Division, Vice President for Technical Applications at a regional bank, application engineer for a fiber optic equipment manufacturer and many years of consulting as a network engineer. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters degree from the SUNY Institute of Technology here in Marcy.

James Rice

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James has been an adjunct professor for MVCC since 2011 and became full-time cybersecurity faculty at the beginning of 2017. While teaching as an adjunct for MVCC, James worked full-time as a cybersecurity analyst for Quanterion Solutions Inc., a cybersecurity and reliability engineering-focused Department of Defense contractor. During this time, he has focused on delivering dynamic learning content and environments via various forms of media including scenarios and games. He holds a Bachelors degree from SUNY Albany in Mathematics and a Masters degree from Utica College in Cybersecurity.

Steve Cook

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Steve comes from a federal law enforcement background and recently worked as a Surveillance Investigator for a private company. Steve has a Masters degree in Cybersecurity from Utica College and is currently working on a second Masters in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis, also from Utica College.