About the speaker:
Jefferson Pike is a forerunner in the field of cyber risk analysis and management. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he has twenty
years of professional experience leading risk management teams, assessing the information security posture of
organizations and their vendors, and developing business performance standards, policies and procedures. Throughout
Jefferson’s career, he has held multiple leadership positions, including IT Senior Lead Auditor for Wells Fargo, Manager of
IT Risk Management for Spectrum, Cybersecurity Risk Analyst, NOC Manager for BellSouth Telecommunications,
and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist in the U. S. Navy.
In his role as Director of Cyber Risk and Compliance for Fortalice Solutions, Jefferson leads the Commercial Risk Team, and applies his skill set and knowledge to delivering solutions and services to clients. His Fortalice duties include performing cyber risk
assessments to determine the security posture of organizations; assisting client’s technical and non-technical staff in implementing or optimizing new cybersecurity capabilities such as vulnerability management, incident response, and governance
programs or initiatives; developing custom risk frameworks, policies and procedures; performing cost/benefit analysis and providing clear recommendations based on the specific client environment; and leading a team of junior analysts in the completion
and delivery of client solutions. Jefferson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Montreat
College, and graduated from the University of Maryland University College with his Master of Science in Cybersecurity, as well as an MBA.
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