Joe Cortese is the Penetration Testing Practice Lead at A-LIGN. He is an accomplished cybersecurity leader with a unique and extensive background in dev-ops, cybersecurity, research & development, incident response, and zero-day exploration. Joe has over 16 years of specialized cyber experience in defense, healthcare, and retail industries. Joe is a Certified Ethical Hacker of mobile, embedded, wireless and web-enabled devices and is lead member of a Strategic Innovation Group focused on reverse engineering efforts that resulted in long-term funded government contracts. He has created marketable capabilities using RaspberryPi & Arduino embedded boards, authored white-papers, and offered training for clients and colleagues.