ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortress Information Security today announced its new Director of Operational Technology Security Solutions, Isiah Jones. In this position, Jones will lead development of the company’s converged risk management solution for information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and external supply chain.
Jones comes to Fortress after having served as an IT Specialist (TS/SCI, Q and PCII) for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Energy Infrastructure Security (OEIS). Prior to that, Jones served as a Cybersecurity Specialist (Secret and TS) at Risk Mitigation Consulting, Inc. Jones has also held positions with Key Concepts Knowledgebase LLC (Secret), Indigo IT LLC (Public Trust) and NAVSUP Business Systems Center (NAVSISA) (Secret).
Jones was brought on to the team to help with the soon to be announced enhancements to Fortress’ Emerging Cyber Risk Management platform, which enables organizations to plug gaps in their autonomous security systems by creating a visual map across their IT, OT and external supply chain connections for a complete view of their cyber security vulnerability. The visualization capability is an addition to the platform, which is the central element of Fortress’ Third Party Risk Management Service, providing continuous, non-intrusive monitoring of third parties for potential cyber security threats.
“Isiah has been instrumental in developing our visual mapping capability as his diverse experience in IT, cybersecurity and OT provide a broad perspective into how the solution needs to work for it to be successful with the various teams within an organzation,” said Alex Santos, CEO of Fortress Information Security. “We’re pleased to have Isiah join our team and look forward to seeing how his vast business, government, travel and cultural experiences bring new ideas to our company and solutions.”
Jones holds two degrees from Penn State University: a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Homeland Security and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences and Technology. Jones also holds several professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Global Industrial Cybersecurity Professional (GICSP) and Security+ce.
Jones is a lifelong learner and traveler who has worked and traveled globally to places like East Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Hawaii, the Caribbean and all over the US. Jones is an advocate for education as well as diversity in STEM, where he has personal experience with being often times the only young black male in most of the positions he’s held since 2004.
For more information about Fortress Information Security, visit https://www.fortressis.com/.
About Fortress Information Security
Fortress Information Security is a security risk intelligence company redefining traditional risk management. We are one of the first security companies to seamlessly bundle innovative technology, risk intelligence and service delivery into a central governance platform. We target industries that comprise our country’s critical infrastructure and partner with companies with highly-regulated, global and distributed networks. Unlike traditional outsourcing and advisory firm business models, Fortress’ always-on, co-managed platform combines managed services, next-gen security technology and vulnerability management tools, to more efficiently operationalize findings, remediation and risk management across the enterprise. Fortress offers total cyber security protection aimed at plugging the weak links in a company’s cyber security system including supply chain risk and the gaps between in-house IT & OT security systems. The Fortress Emerging Security Risk Management Platform provides continuous monitoring and management of cyber threats emanating from a company's attack surface. In addition, the system integrates monitoring of physical, IT and OT security for a better picture of enterprise-wide cyber security. The company is headquartered in Orlando, FL, and more information is at www.fortressinfosec.com.