Jerry is the Director of Information Security at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC (BCBSNC). His team is responsible for managing the information security program including architecture, engineering, assessment, vulnerability management, IAM, and incident response. Prior to BCBSNC, Jerry has held a variety of positions in Security, Infrastructure, and Architecture, across many industries, and has been a Consultant. Jerry takes a risk based approach to security and has a personal mission to rid security practitioners of chasing shiny new technology and to focus on doing the basics well. Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and is a CISSP.