Geoffrey F. Jenista

Cyber Security Advisor, Region VII (MO, KS, IA, NE)
Office of Cybersecurity & Communication

Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Jenista serves as Cyber Security Advisor, Region VII, for the Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). He supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.  His program coordinates cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response, and provides cyber security resources, including assessments, to the nation’s sixteen critical infrastructure sectors and state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities.

Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security.  He worked for the 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 in the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, holding duties as an Executive Officer, Weapons Officer and AEGIS Maintenance Supervisor from 1983 to 2005.

Mr. Jenista holds a MBA and a 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.