Jayson Ferron is an information security subject matter expert (SME) with multiple certifications. He has more than 40 years of professional experience, which includes security and compliance, integration and transformation initiatives, IS management process, and operational metrics definition and documentation. As a noted speaker and author, Jay has presented at many events including user groups, computer trade shows, DoD and federal conferences, ISPCON, TechEd, and WPC.
He has expertise in implementing IT governance frameworks such as NIST, ISO, and Cobit. Jay helps organizations move to increase the value attained from IT, enabling alignment and simplifying implementation of the security framework. He also advises companies on developing a security process that includes policies, standards, procedures, guidelines, and controls based on needs. In addition, Jay leads risk assessment processes that include vulnerability assessment/management and penetration testing. Other areas of expertise include disaster recovery planning, implementation, and testing; and training auditors and IT personal on industry standards such as FF/EC Information Technology, NIST, GLB, SOX, HIPAA, PCI, COBIT, ISO, and more.
Jay is president of the Connecticut Chapter of ISSCA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and a Microsoft MVP.