Incident Management: The process of detecting, analyzing, responding to, and improving from disruptive events.
Presenter: Geoffrey F. Jenista, MBA, CISSP
Cyber Security Advisor, Region VII (IA, KS, MO NE)
Mr. Jenista serves as the Regional Cyber Security Advisor for
Region VII (IA, KS, MO and NE) for the Cybersecurity &
Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Integrated Operations
Division. Based in Kansas City, KS, he supports the Department
of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission of strengthening the
security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.
His programs coordinate cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and
incident response. He provides Cyber Security resource
briefings, Cyber Security assessments, and Incident Response
planning to the nation’s sixteen critical infrastructure sectors and
state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities.
Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security Mr. Jenista
worked for 12 years with U.S. Army as an Army Enterprise
Systems Branch Chief and Information Systems Security
Manager with responsibility for all aspects of Technical support,
Service Delivery, Risk Management, Project Management,
Enterprise Architecture and Information Security. Prior to joining
the U.S. Army, he served 22 years in the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, holding duties as an
Executive Officer, Weapons Officer and AEGIS Maintenance Supervisor.
Mr. Jenista holds a MBA and an MA in Information Technology Management from Webster University. He
has a BS in Computer Information Systems from Park University and he holds the Certified Information
System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.