Leonard Jacobs is the President/CEO of Netsecuris, a leading Managed Security Services Provider specializing in providing cyber security protections to businesses in several vertical markets. Leonard has over 31 years of hands-on technology management experience including 21 years in cyber security. He has spoken on many cyber security topics at conferences around the world and has written many cyber security whitepapers. He is considered an expert on cyber security incident handling and Industrial Control System cyber security. His first employment was with a major minicomputer manufacturer in the 1980s.
Additionally, Leonard was employed as a field support engineer for several biomedical systems manufacturers, an IT Manager in healthcare, as the CISO at a major financial institution, and a Enterprise Cyber Security Architect at a major electric utility.
He is currently studying for a MS degree in Cybersecurity Technology from University of Maryland; with graduation schedule for December 2018. Leonard holds MBA degree from University of Phoenix, BA degree from University of Florida, Certified SCADA Security Architect from IACRB, and CISSP certification from ISC2 since 2003.
Leonard currently serves as co-chair on a U.S. government-funded cyber security working group tackling major cyber security issues. He is an Instructor with the Minnesota Cyber Range hosted by Metropolitan State University in St. Paul and teaching cyber security courses at this same institution of higher learning.