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( Joe Stocker )
My passion is evangelizing the value of Microsoft Security solutions. I enjoy helping Microsoft Defending Democracy (AccountGuard) and the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) for veterans.
Joe Stocker was first awarded the MVP award for Enterprise Mobility + Security in September 2020. Joe is the founder and CEO of Patriot Consulting (www.PatriotConsultingTech.com), and writes a technology blog at www.TheCloudTechnologist.com, and a podcast 'Cybersecurity 101' (https://cybersecurity101.podbean.com/). Joe first started his IT Career in 1999 and obtained a college degree in 2002, CISSP certification in 2004, and was an IT Director for one of the nation's largest Microsoft Consulting firms for six years. As a consultant, Joe has helped more than 300 organizations migrate securely to Office 365. Joe helped Patriot to become one of the top Microsoft partners in the United States, with a unique mission: "to empower our clients to manage cyber security risk by securely deploying Microsoft Cloud technology." Joe helped Patriot to earn multiple Gold competencies including Enterprise Mobility Management, Cloud Productivity, and Datacenter, becoming a Microsoft Priority Managed Partner, and earning a spot on both the Microsoft Elite Security Partner program and the Microsoft Security Partner Advisory Council (SECPAC). These programs give direct access to the Microsoft Product Groups who design the security solutions. Joe has participated in dozens of private preview programs, providing product groups with assistance to bring their products to market. Joe has participated in the VTSP/P-Seller program for 10+ years which helps the Microsoft field sales teams. Joe volunteers his spare time mentoring students at the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA), which are military service members desiring to transition into the civilian workspace. Joe has helped many of these veterans obtains jobs both within Microsoft and the private sector. In 2020, Joe provided pro bono services to the Microsoft Defending Democracy (AccountGuard) program, helping to secure the US 2020 Elections. Joe lives in California with his wife and kids and enjoys studying the Bible, surfing, and outdoor activities.