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Jake Kouns

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Jake Kouns, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Jake Kouns is the CISO for Risk Based Security and the CEO of the Open Security Foundation, that oversees the operations of the Open Source Vulnerability Database ( and Mr. Kouns has presented at many well-known security conferences including RSA, DEF CON, CISO Executive Summit, EntNet IEEE GlobeCom, CanSecWest, SOURCE, FIRST and SyScan. He is the co-author of the book Security in an IPv6 Environment, Francis and Taylor, 2009, Information Technology Risk Management in Enterprise Environments, Wiley, 2010 and The Chief Information Security Officer, IT Governance, 2011. He holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Security from James Madison University. In addition, he holds a number of certifications including ISC2′s CISSP, and ISACA’s CISM, CISA and CGEIT. He has also been interviewed as an expert in the security industry by CNN, Information Week, eWeek,, Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and SC Magazine. He was featured on the cover of the April 2010 Issue of SCMagazine.

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