January 2014 - Mobile Security Boot Camp


This presentation will explore the topics of governance, risk, and compliance from the perspective of organizational relationships, culture, and delegated authority. Rather than trying to fit an expensive technological solution to your unique processes, learn how to see the bigger picture and influence decision makers in policy-making and oversight roles. Apply the top-down approach to understand the concerns and codify the responsibilities at every level of your organization.


Jerod Brennen, CISSP

Jerod Brennen is the CTO and Principal Security Consultant with Jacadis, an award-winning security solutions and services provider. Jerod is responsible for performing security assessments, penetration tests, and security architecture reviews, as well as evaluating security technologies on behalf of Jacadis clients. He applies his hands-on experience in support, management, and budgeting roles to help Jacadis clients identify and implement reasonable and appropriate security controls to meet their security and compliance obligations.

Jerod has over a decade of IT, information security, and compliance experience. Prior to joining Jacadis, Jerod spent years as an Information Security Specialist with American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., before moving to Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), a multibillion dollar international luxury retailer. At A&F, Jerod built out and managed the information security program. His team was tasked with security operations, PCI and SOX compliance, and identity and access management.

Jerod’s approach to information security has two key tenets: you shouldn’t be afraid to void warranties, and you shouldn't need to bypass security to get your work done.