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.
Our CEO, Jason Ford, spoke at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee regarding the past, present, and future of cybersecurity and how it impacts your business.June 16, 2021
This executive order encourages taking the necessary steps to prevent cyber intrusions from happening and responding to incidents in a timely manner when they do happen.May 24, 2021
Managed Service Providers do an amazing job of making sure devices and data is always available to their customers but fall short auditing and monitoring for information security events.May 17, 2021