Jeff Brown

IANS Faculty

Jeff is a recognized information security and IT risk expert, author and public speaker with a strong track record of implementing cost-effective controls for global Fortune 500 financial institutions including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital, BNY Mellon and AIG. He was the first CISO for the State of Connecticut, and currently works at Microsoft as a cyber advisor for state and local government. 

  • 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)