Jeff Brown

IANS Faculty

Jeff is a recognized information security and IT risk expert, author and public speaker with a strong track record of more than two decades implementing cost-effective controls for global Fortune 500 financial institutions including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital, BNY Mellon and AIG. He currently serves as the first CISO for the State of Connecticut.

  • Management and Leadership
  • Policies, standards, training & awareness
  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Identity and access management (IAM)
  • Data Protection, Integrity and Availability (DLP)

Achievements & Contributions

  • Board advisor for Ithaca College, the Connecticut Institute of Technology and iQ4
  • Author of the Security Leader’s Communication Playbook (CRC Press, 2021)
  • First CISO for the State of Connecticut: building a centralized program for the State
  • Co-chair for the Evanta CISO Executive Summits New York
  • Built and led the first-ever application security program in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Bank

Certifications & Credentials

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP)
  • Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • Ithaca College Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Project Management Professional, (PMP)