Jonathan S. Weissman


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


  • B.S., Communications, College of Staten Island
  • M.A., Computer Science, Brooklyn College

Research interests

  • 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

Teaching Interests


Weissman 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 300,000 students in over 200 countries.


  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2020-2021
  • RIT COVID-19 Kudos
  • RIT Distinguished Teacher Recognition Program Honors 2019
  • Finalist – edX Prize 2018 for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning
  • RIT GCCIS Outstanding Educator Award 2017-2018
  • RIT GCCIS Parking Pass for March 2018
  • FLCC Athletics Professor of the Year 2015-2016
  • RIT Disability Services Office Kudos 2013-2014
  • RIT Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty 2013-2014
  • EOF Champion 2006

Recent Publications

  • Author for Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond Lab Manual (2021)
  • Author for Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks Lab Manual, Fifth Edition (2018)
  • Author for Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Certification Passport, Sixth Edition (2018)

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