Jason Brown Merit CISO

Jason Brown’s passion is security and education. For over a decade, Brown has been working his way up in the information security industry. First starting as a Systems Administrator at Ferris State University, being one of two Enterprise Security Architects at the state of Michigan, and the first Chief Information Security Officer at the nation’s oldest and largest research and education network; Merit Network.

Brown is currently a Risk and Compliance Manager and Data Privacy Officer at Aptiv, ensuring the organization stays a step ahead of a multitude of regulatory requirements. As the Risk and Compliance Manager, Brown also ensures that both he and his team stay abreast with new threats that impact the organization. In doing so, Brown created the organizations first incident response team, vulnerability management and penetration testing, along with developing a governance, risk, and compliance program.

Brown currently holds many industry leading certifications including ISC2’s CISSP, a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science degree from Ferris State University.