Jeffrey R. Wells is a Partner at Sigma7, a risk services company, where he leads the Global Cyber Risk and Resilience practice. He has over 35 years of experience in leading cybersecurity engagements by leveraging existing infrastructure and talent, establishing effective cyber resilience strategies, commercializing cybersecurity technologies and ideas, and responding to immediate incidents and emerging cyber threats. He is responsible for defining critical risk management issues at the Board and Executive Management levels and providing tactical and operational level engagement to make a practical difference in risk understanding and enhanced resiliency outcomes.
He has extensive experience advising and consulting with governments, global organizations, legal teams, venture, private equity, and angel investment organizations on cybersecurity-related strategies, including cyber-due diligence and the commercialization of cybersecurity technologies and ideas. Jeffrey is the Chief Security Officer for #AfghanEvac, a volunteer organization that brings together organizations with a shared commitment to fulfilling the United States’ duty to Afghan allies and friends. He is actively involved in offering cyber and contingency operations in Ukraine. He founded the Connected Warrior Foundation and served on the Boards of The Friends of the Light House Shelter, Valhalla Sailing Project, and A Fair Shake for Youth. He is a dedicated supporter of The Navy Seal Foundation, Travis Manion Foundation, Task Force Antal, the Special Operations Command Warrior Care Coalition, and the National Cryptological Foundation. He is a member of the Military Cyber Professionals Association, the OSS Society, and the Royal Overseas League. As a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, he is a member and policy advocate for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
He is a Visiting Fellow at The National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He is an alumnus of Colorado State University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and has certificates from several institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, London School of Economics, Tel Aviv University, Oxford University, George Washington University School of Business, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and the Aspen Institute.
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