SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor James L. Antonakos
Welcome! I am a SUNY Distinguished Teaching
Professor in the Department of Computer Science at
Broome Community College, located in
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since June 97.
I began teaching at BCC in August of 1984, after working at
General Electric as a Design Engineer in their Computer Engineering Department.
I worked on digital/analog 68000-based flight computers. My first 17 years at BCC were spent in the
Technology Department. In 2002 I moved into the Computer Science department
and began working with computer networking and started my journey into computer
security and forensics.
I have an AAS in EET from BCC (1981), a BSEE from
RIT (1984), an MSAT from Binghamton
University (1988), and invested over 15 years working on a PhD in Computer
Science at Binghamton University, researching VLIW-based computer architecture,
before switching to the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in the fall of 2010 to
complete my PhD studies there.
My research is now focused on BotNet architecture, spread, and containment. If
you are interested, I wrote a paper on BotNets for one of my Systems Science
I am a recipient of the following awards:
This semester I am teaching the following courses:
- 2009 SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
- 2007 Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society's Certificate of Recognition
- 2005 Verizon NextStep STAR Award
- 2004 BCC Distinguished Alumni Award
- 2002 New York State Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
My online BCC courses are taught via Angel. I am also
associated with Champlain College in
Vermont, one of the schools where my CSF graduates can transfer to as they work
towards a 4-year degree in Computer Security and Forensics, as well as
Excelsior College, a fully online school
based in Albany, NY, where my CSF students can transfer to complete a four-year BSIT degree.
- CST103 General Security Concepts (online)
- CST109 Computer History (online)
- CST203 Security Hardware and Software (online)
- CST242 Computer Forensics II (online)
- CST262 Cryptographic Systems (online)
I am A+, Network+, and Security+ certified by CompTIA, and a ACE certified in computer
forensics by AccessData. I am a member
of the High Tech Crime
Consortium and the High Technology Crime
My interests include ray tracing/casting, 3d game design, LANs, supercomputers,
digital logic design, FPGA and CPLD design, image processing, data compression,
fault tolerance, C/C++ programming, encryption and decryption, hashing,
electronic displays, programming languages, emulation and virtualization,
signal processing, A/D and D/A conversion, Windows sockets, multitasking,
protected mode, operating systems, assembly language, assembler and compiler
design, number theory, the Big Bang, the human brain, steganography, malware
analysis, buffer overflow attacks, SQL injection attacks, XSS attacks, worm
propagation, bot-nets, reverse engineering, network traffic analysis,
biometrics, Sherlock Holmes stories, designing new things that contain
microprocessors or microcontrollers, and forensics (both human, computer, and
Things I am getting interested in now: Flash animation, ethical hacking, using
VMWare for BotNet simulation, Python, Backtrack, iPad forensics, and Windows
Feel free to email me a note. Thanks for
Security Audits: How to Fail Them Big Time
This is a presentation I made at the 16th Annual NYS Cyber Security
Conference in Albany, NY on June 5, 2013.
Reverse Engineering a Malicious PDF
This is a presentation I made at the 15th Annual NYS Cyber Security
Conference in Albany, NY on June 6, 2012.
Windows Memory Forensics: Down the Rabbit Hole
This is a presentation I made at the 14th Annual NYS Cyber Security
Conference in Albany, NY on June 7, 2011.
Network Security and Forensics
This is a presentation I made at the CNC Microtech Network Security Conference in
Cooperstown, NY on October 8, 2010.
Security and Forensics in the Classroom
This is a presentation I made at the 13th Annual NYS Cyber Security Conference in Albany,
NY on June 17, 2010.
I typically teach the following courses:
From January 2003 until April 2006 I wrote a bi-monthly column for
Nuts and Volts
magazine, titled Let's Get Technical and a bi-monthly column for
Servo magazine, titled The
Assembly Line. Previously, I wrote a monthtly column titled Technically
Speaking for Circuit Cellar
Online magazine. In addition, I have authored or co-authored (with
Alan Dixon and
Kenneth Mansfield) several
college textbooks. Click on any of the following textbook links to get a table
of contents. Please note: Some links or their pages are being updated as
of August 2008.
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