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Keynote - "Working Connections Palo Alto Networks Discussion Topics - Cybersecurity Academy Program and Application Framework Introduction"

Thursday, July 19

Speaker Information


Jim Boardman is an Academy Technical Engineer and his duties include: training faculty, setting up new academies, managing our cybersecurity competition support and helping in the development of curriculum. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Jim worked at Alfred State College, Alfred, NY , where he taught networking, cybersecurity and served as the department chair. While at Alfred State, Jim was a certified Palo Alto Networks academy instructor, certified VMware academy instructor, a certified Cisco academy instructor and a certified Linux Professional Institute academy instructor. Jim was also the coach of Alfred State College’s cybersecurity team that competed at local and national competitions such as the North East Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, CyberSEED and Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition. Jim’s current certifications include: Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), PCNSE7, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and CCNA Security. Additionally, Jim has passed the route and switch exams for CCNP certification. Before working at Alfred State College, Jim was the senior network solutions architect at startup company Power Up Networks. Before PowerUp Networks, Jim worked at Nortel Networks as the local Internet portfolio network management architect. Jim served in the Air Force as a communications officer and held a number of interesting jobs to include serving as a Presidential Communications Officer at the White House Communications Agency and as the commander for 3rd Communications Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. Jim graduated with a BS degree from Cornell University and MS in Computer Science/Teleprocessing from University of Southern Mississippi. Jim has four children.

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