Jason Pufahl is the Vice President of Security Services at Vancord. Jason has 20 years of infrastructure and information security experience and has spent the last 15 years dedicated to information security and privacy. He earned a Master’s Degree in Education Technology from the University of Connecticut, holds numerous industry certifications and frequently speaks on topics related to information security technology and awareness. Jason’s philosophy for developing institutional information security programs emphasizes the implementation of security fundamentals and sound operational practices over complexity. Most recently, he worked as the Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Infrastructure for the University of Connecticut and was responsible for all aspects of information security encompassing risk management, disaster recovery, identity management, security policy, regulatory compliance, security analytics, security awareness training, and technical controls implementation.
Jason sat on the Board of Directors at NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program) and was a founder of CHERIS (Connecticut Higher Education Information Security). Jason’s dynamic leadership style has garnered the respect of his co-workers and colleagues alike. His comprehensive knowledge in the security space is unparalleled. Jason is a highly effective and charismatic speaker; he has been invited to speak at many conferences and is a go-to consultant for IT security matters. In his spare time, Jason likes to stay quite active. He appreciates spending time with his kids, mountain biking, playing volleyball, hiking, camping, and is an avid skier.