Software Engineering Institute Joe Mayes is a member of the technical staff within the CERT® Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a unit of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He manages curriculum and training delivery platforms for cybersecurity products for the U. S. Cyber Command, Air Force Research Laboratory, NORAD-US Northern Command, and the Federal Virtual Training Environment (Fed-VTE). Mayes has also been a part-time Cisco instructor and consultant since 2007 for Skyline Advanced Technology Services in the fields of IP telephony, network security, wireless networking, and streaming media solutions for sports venues. In addition to his work at the SEI, Mayes spent 10 years as a Sergeant Major in Information Operations, in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Mayes is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a Cisco Certified Academic Instructor, a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor, and a certified instructor for the U.S. Army. He founded the Cisco Networking Academy and the Wired and Wireless Communications Technology programs at Bellevue Community College. He has more than 25 current IT certifications in IT networking, information security, and wireless and telephony technologies, including CISSP, MCSE, CCSP, and Certified Electronics Technician in Telecommunication Electronics.
Mayes has a Master's degree in education from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Washington University.