Jay Ribeiro is a cybersecurity leader serving as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and is responsible for leading the ATF’s Office of Cybersecurity. Before joining ATF, he was the CISO at the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC), where he implemented the agency’s first Enterprise-wide Security Team and Security Operations Center (SOC), improving the FEC’s identify, detect, and response cybersecurity capabilities. Before the CISO roles, Jay held various information security leadership positions at Deloitte, U.S. Department of State, Department of the Airforce, and the Department of Defense. A focus on demanding operational standards of execution was paramount for mission success and personnel safety.
Jay served 13 plus years of honorable service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, in numerous positions in the rank of Airman (E1) through Captain (O3) both deployed overseas and in the United States. These jobs required increasing levels of leadership of the military and civilian personnel and management of programs ranging from engineering, operations, logistics, information technology, and communications.
Jay is a recipient of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Certificate for completing the Intersection of Policy and Technology course where his cohort explored the following: technical and policy aspects of security, surveillance, and conflict; skills applicable to other situations in which cybersecurity strategy and technology interact; techniques of risk analysis and threat-modeling relevant to a broad set of problems; cybersecurity and national security issues; understanding the technologist view of cybersecurity policy, cybersecurity for law enforcement; and challenges for government cybersecurity.
He holds a Doctorate in Information Technology with a concentration in cybersecurity from Capella University, where his work focused on phishing mitigation and countermeasure strategies within the U.S. government. He also holds a Master of Science in Management of Information Systems from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Illinois State University.