Jennifer Minella

IANS Faculty

    Jennifer (JJ) Minella is an internationally-recognized authority on network and wireless security, an author and public speaker. A network architect turned advisory CISO and infosec leader, in the past ~15 years she's worked with organizations up to Fortune 50 on strategies ranging from network security to leadership. She is also the creator of the Mindfulness-Based Leadership for Infosec workshop series. Jennifer is the founder and principal advisor of Viszen Security, offering technical strategy and coaching solutions to CXOs and practitioner.

    Expertise
    • Zero Trust and network access control
    • Network architecture and security
    • Wireless architecture and security
    • Internet of Things (IoT) Security
    • Management & Leadership
    • Medical Device & Healthcare Security
    • Applied mindfulness
    • Mobility and Communications
    • CBRS, Private LTE, Private 5G

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Author including co-author of “Low Tech Hacking” and various CISSP courseware versions
    • International speaker including NSA Trusted Computing, RSA Conference, INFOSEC World, BruCon, Sector, Wireless Technology Forum, DeepSec, (ISC)2 Security Summit Hong Kong, Interop, Techno Security, (ISC)2 Security Congress, BSides, various local, state gov, education and healthcare conferences, various events for FBI and US Secret Service ECTF
    • Contributor to community efforts including biomedical device security task force in healthcare and security, wireless and secure networking in other vertical task forces
    • Program committee member for RSAC USA, Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) and others
    • Published writer in Dark Reading, Information Security Magazine, Network Computing and others
    • Creator of Mindfulness-Based Leadership for Infosec workshops
    • Former (ISC)2 chairperson and board member
    • Former SC Magazine Top 10 Power Players
    • Former VP of Engineering & Security for Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.
    • Invited VIP/technical ambassador for multiple technology manufacturers including Juniper and HPE
    • Former member National Speakers Association (NSA)
    • Cyberpatriot mentor for Cyber Security in high schools
    • #4 Global Security Thought Leadership
    • Author of award-winning Security Uncorked blog

    Certifications & Credentials

    • (ISC)2 CISSP
    • Google's Search Inside Yourself Leadership Training
    • Certified Wireless IoT Solutions Administrator (CWISA)
    • Numerous technical certifications around WiFi, IoT, switch/route, security, AI and AIOps

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    In her spare time aside from cyber security mentorship and volunteering, Jen gets in to all kinds of things. She's a World Record powerlifter and former competitive ballroom dancer who loves reading and the outdoors. She's traded in her Ducati for a kayak and still enjoys Figment the Imagination Dragon. She can usually be lured anywhere with promises of rye whisky.