Director, Mandiant Consulting – FireEye
Jon Ford is a 21-year veteran in cybersecurity, incident response, and intelligence-led cyber operations in both government and commercial sectors. Prior to joining FireEye, Mr. Ford served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at FBI Headquarters’ Cyber and Special Technologies Divisions as well as field offices gaining experience on the front lines. Currently, Mr. Ford serves as the Director of Global Strategy and Operations for Government Solutions at FireEye. Mr. Ford is the FireEye responsible senior executive to multi- & bi-lateral strategic partnerships throughout the world. In these roles, Mr. Ford leads global teams of cyber experts who not only respond to the largest breaches and crisis events world-wide, but also delivers executive thought leadership, national capacity capabilities, and unique security program capabilities and solutions to protect critical missions, infrastructure, and national security interests worldwide.
Mr. Ford serves as an adjunct professor teaching advanced curricula on cybersecurity and risk frameworks at St. Mary’s University.
Mr. Ford is a graduate of Harvard, John F. Kennedy School on Cybersecurity Policy; a graduate of Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business in Strategic Change Leadership; and a graduate of Carnegie Melon University’s series on Insider Threats. Mr. Ford is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and a Leadership Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC) professional. Mr. Ford also holds several Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC). Mr. Ford is the recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction and Meritorious Unit Citation.