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)