Jason FordCo-Founder & CEO
Areas of expertise
- Business transformation
- IT Operations
- Cybersecurity Operations
- IT Architecture and Design
- MA, Telecommunications and Business, George Mason University
- BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
The co-founder and CEO of Steel Patriot Partners, he focuses on driving growth, architecting solutions to simplify IT and information security operations for small to medium size businesses, and finding new solutions and services to offer to clients.
Jason is a technology entrepreneur with focus areas in IT operations, cybersecurity, business operations growth, compliance, and technology impacts of cloud solutions. He is passionate about delivering IT solutions to maximize business productivity and operational effectiveness while still maintaining information integrity with information security.
“Information Security shouldn’t prohibit you from being able to service clients and it should be affordable for small businesses to put in place.”
Before co-founding Steel Patriot Partners, Jason co-founded BlackMesh in 2004 which focused on delivering application services with security compliance in public and private clouds which he successfully exited in 2017. During his time there, Jason navigated GSA’s FedRAMP program in 2015 as well as PCI DSS and HIPAA to assist security focused clients with their digital transformation to managed cloud services. Post-acquisition, Jason stayed on in the role of CISO and CTO to continue to drive security initiatives along with technology direction for the newly formed post-acquisition company.
Owning Cybersecurity Risk
Cybersecurity risk is a major concern for companies of all sizes and industries. But who should own the responsibility of managing cybersecurity risk within a company?January 16, 2023
Announcing the Governance Navigator Service
Steel Patriot Partners Launches Governance Navigator Service to Help Businesses Address IT Governance and Regulatory Compliance Challenges.March 1, 2022
Governance – Compliance Made Easy
Tapped by your organization to be responsible for IT compliance, data privacy, or cybersecurity and this is not an area of expertise for you?November 1, 2021