A Relaxed Interactive Conversation with a Cyber Security Specialist - Oct. 25, 2017

Cyber Security: Insights, Perspectives and Opportunities

Nearly every aspect of modern life, from commerce to communications to democracy, now relies on the Internet and its numerous overriding services. Cyber security is crucial. This interactive conversation will explore a number of the cyber security issues that challenge everyone, offer insights on how to engage and navigate the cyber world with confidence, and share thoughts on technical and professional opportunities ahead.

  • Date: 25 October 2017
  • Time: 06:45 PM to 08:15 PM
  • Location: 20 Church Lane, Englishtown, NJ
  • No Admission Charge

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Speaker: Robert Jones of PReSafe Technologies

Robert V. Jones is the founder of PReSafe Technologies and serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer. PReSafe Technologies is an emerging cyber security and operational security solution delivery company with an emphasis on protecting global digital assets supporting the nation, commercial business, critical infrastructure, and academic communities. Mr. Jones has more than 30 years of leadership and technology experience with increasing responsibility. In Feb 2014, the Government Technology Services Coalition (GTSC) at their annual award ceremony presented him with the Small Business Member of The Year Award. GTSC is a non-profit, non-partisan association of innovative, agile small and mid-sized company CEOs that create, develop, and implement solutions for the Federal homeland and national security sector. After a rigorous evaluation, PReSafe Technologies was selected by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) as a participant in the SBA’s 8(a) Small Business Development Program late in 2014. The 8(a) Program, covering a term of 9 years, is an essential instrument for helping entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society by enabling them to gain a foothold in government contracting.

Prior to founding PReSafe Technologies, Mr. Jones was Staff Director, IT Infrastructure and Operations with IEEE, Inc. (Inst. of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). There he led the architecture and IT service delivery across the organization for both enterprise infrastructure and ecommerce infrastructure with revenue from online subscription services approaching $200M annually. His direct responsibilities included cyber security strategy and implementation among others. Of notable achievement, he led his team to create and introduce a unique messaging service with innovative virus detection and SPAM management features to facilitate safer Internet communication for IEEE members. More than 100k IEEE members subscribed driving a volume of over 360M messages processed annually making it one of the most popular IEEE member benefits for some time. He has also held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Brookhaven National Laboratory; Merck, Inc.; and Mars, Inc.

Mr. Jones was elected a member of the International Board of Directors of the Polytechnic Alumni Association (PAA), for a three year term, at its Annual Meeting in June 2016. He holds a Master of Science from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame both in Electrical Engineering. He was among 145 students nationwide named a full fellow by the National GEM Consortium to pursue graduate studies in engineering.

Mr. Jones completed executive education programs at Yale University School of Management and at Harvard Business School. He is designated a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)2. The Network Journal Magazine presented Mr. Jones with the 40 Under 40 Dynamic Achievers Award in 2003.

He is a member of the International Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 , the IEEE, InfraGard and GTSC, where he has served two terms as a Steering Committee member. Mr. Jones is a past member of the Security Industry Association (SIA); the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG), where he served the Technology Subgroup as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee; and the Anti Phishing Working Group (APWG).

Mr. Jones shares his volunteer and philanthropic support with organizations focused on alleviating hunger in his community including the Franklin Food Bank. In addition, his passion for encouraging the next generations of engineers, caused him to become involved with the IEEE RobotChallenge NJ.