Jerrod Montoya is a leading cybersecurity attorney in Minnesota who helps companies take strategic and decisive action to mitigate legal risk regarding all aspects of cybersecurity. He has over a decade of experience at the intersection of law and cybersecurity including various work on legal, cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance issues in the energy sector. Jerrod has experience as Deputy CISO and Project Manager for a premier Software as a Service (SaaS) provider in the energy industry. He is also the past-President for InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance, a non-profit public/private partnership with the FBI focused on Critical Infrastructure protection.
Previously, Jerrod was an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law for its Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Program and the University of Minnesota Law School, where he taught a course on cybersecurity law. He also served honorably as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and is currently the Adjutant for the Two Eagles Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Jerrod holds an M.S. in Security Technologies from the University of Minnesota’s 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. Jerrod has proudly been affiliated with the Cybersecurity Summit since its creation.