Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, OATI; President, InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance
Jerrod Montoya is a practical and investigative security leader who always seeks out the “why” behind tough challenges to implement realistic and effective solutions. He draws upon a unique background at the intersection of the law and cybersecurity in his role as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at OATI and specializes in outreach and serves as chief advisor for the vision, strategy, and overall governance of cybersecurity, physical security, privacy, and awareness/training. In addition to his duties as Deputy CISO, Mr. Montoya provides expert project management for key strategic projects on the bleeding edge of the smart grid, with a specialty in Electric Vehicle (EV) management using state of the art software technology. He is also President of InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance, a 1200+ member 501(C)(3) non-profit public/private partnership with the FBI that facilitates the advancement of security for the 16 Critical Infrastructure sectors identified by DHS. Mr. Montoya is an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law for its Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Program and is also an advisor to the Cybersecurity Summit and SecureWorld. In his prior role as Security and Compliance Counsel at OATI, he provided counsel on legal, policy, regulatory, and strategic matters. Mr. Montoya also was Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he taught a course on cybersecurity law, and served honorably as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds an M.S. in security technologies from the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute, a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law with a certificate in advocacy and problem solving from the Dispute Resolution Institute, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.