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Jonathan S. Weissman

Senior Lecturer, Computing Security at Rochester Institute of Technology

Areas of expertise

  • Networking
  • Cybersecurity
  • Systems administration
  • Ethical hacking/pentesting
  • Digital forensics
  • Malware reverse engineering
  • Programming
  • Database design
  • Web design and scripting
  • Cryptography
  • Computer organization and architecture
  • Operating system design

Major works

  • Mike Meyers' CompTIA Network+ Certification Passport
  • Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks Lab Manual

About Me

Jonathan S. Weissman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the RIT Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014, the RIT GCCIS Outstanding Educator Award in 2018, and the RIT Distinguished Teacher Recognition Program Honors in 2019. He was also awarded the RIT Disability Services Office Kudos in 2014 and the RIT GCCIS Parking Pass for March 2018. In total, he's the recipient of 8 teaching honors and awards.

Weissman began his teaching career in 2001, and has taught more than 50 graduate and undergraduate courses, which include networking, cybersecurity, cryptography, ethical hacking/pentesting, digital forensics, malware reverse engineering, systems administration, programming, web design and scripting, database design, computer organization and architecture, operating system design, and many more. He developed three courses for the edX RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters program, which he currently teaches to more than 200,000 students in over 200 countries. As a result of his work on CYBER501x Cybersecurity Fundamentals, he was a finalist for the 2018 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.

He has co-authored and updated two industry-leading textbooks on CompTIA Network+ certification and serves as technical editor for many industry textbooks. In addition, he is a networking and cybersecurity consultant for local business and individuals.

Weissman has been featured on both tv news and talk radio, and in articles as a cybersecurity expert. He has written articles and blogs as a networking/cybersecurity expert. Additionally, he has had speaking engagements throughout the United States as a cybersecurity expert.

He has a master's degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn College and holds 40 industry certifications, including CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Server+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, and IPv6 Forum Certified Network Engineer (Gold), among many others.

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Courses and Programs taught by Jonathan S. Weissman

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MicroMasters® Program
5 courses