We are pleased to welcome Jason Pufahl as our new Vice President of Information Security Services.
Jason will lead our new information security and cybersecurity services division. In this role, he will expand the company’s service offerings to establish TBNG as a unique and versatile partner in securing customer data and IT resources.
Managing Partner, Michael Grande commented, "TBNG is committed to expanding its Information and Cybersecurity service offerings and no one is more capable to lead this effort than Jason. Jason has developed an exceptional reputation as a thought leader in information Security. My partners and I are thrilled to welcome him into the TBNG family. In his role, Jason will provide the necessary leadership and experience that will better serve our customers as we continue our growth, both regionally and beyond."
Pufahl previously served as Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Infrastructure at the University of Connecticut. He has dedicated the last 15 years to information security and privacy, and he possesses over 20 years of information technology experience in total.
He has broad expertise in developing institutional information security programs that emphasize security fundamentals and sound operational practices over complexity. He believes an information security program should be integrated into the business and should support, not hinder, productivity or business goals which is a philosophy that will guide all interactions with TBNG customers.
Pufahl has an extensive background in enterprise security technical controls, development of risk management programs, industry compliance requirements, state and federal regulatory demands, identity management and security analytics, and establishment of disaster recovery programs and test scenarios. He has managed large-scale security incident response, overseen sensitive data classification and remediation, and overseen security compliance initiatives for PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and others.
Pufahl has a Master’s in Education Technology and a passion for professional development, security training, and awareness. He is a frequent conference speaker, holds a CISM certification and is a member of the Advisory Board of Zentific LLC, a cybersecurity software development company.