Jeff is the chief risk officer at Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech) and is responsible for further expanding Layered Tech’s leadership position in providing compliant cloud, dedicated and hybrid hosting environments. As a well-known industry expert on security and risk management, Jeff delivers significant value to Layered Tech clients, who are looking for leading-edge compliance, security and risk management solutions in areas such as PCI DSS and HIPAA.
His background includes successful programs that have dealt with security management, risk management, security policies, information security, internal controls, physical security, internal investigations, liaison work with local and federal law enforcement, personnel protection, regulatory and audit compliance, business continuity planning, abuse and policy enforcement management, crisis management, general office management, problem management, and change control. Jeff holds CRISC and CISSP certifications, CHS-III designation and has held many offices, with many honors, in organizations such as the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and InfraGard. In August 2011, he was named a Distinguished Fellow by ISSA, a designation awarded to no more than 1 percent of the ISSA members. He is a past Nominee for National Information Security Executive of the Year and Southeast Information Security Executive of the Year, both sponsored by Executive Alliance. Jeff was granted a Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management from The Council for Service Management Education and The Information Systems Examination Board. He has conducted training and served as guest speaker at numerous conferences and seminars.
Previously, Jeff was director of research operations for the Institute for Cyber Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has served as the Chairperson of the South Texas Information Security Leadership Council and is a founding member, group leader and section author for the Cloud Security Alliance. Jeff has also built and maintained security and risk management programs at Rackspace Hosting®, CheckFree and Dell Inc.
Jeff has been actively involved in the Information Security and Risk Management communities for some time. He has served as director of education for the InfraGard Capitol of Texas Chapter, president of the ISSA Capitol of Texas Chapter and vice president of the ISSA Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter.