Presenter Jacob Horne

Chief Security Evangelist, Summit 7

Jacob Horne is the Chief Security Evangelist at Summit 7 Systems where he specializes in DFARS and CMMC compliance for Defense Industrial Base contractors. As a former NSA intelligence analyst and U.S. Navy cryptologic technician, Jacob has over 15 years of experience in offensive and defensive cybersecurity operations. As a civilian he has led Governance, Risk, and Compliance teams at AT&T, Northrop Grumman, and the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership. He has developed and taught numerous cybersecurity training programs for organizations including the NSA National Crypotologic School, UCLA, and UC Irvine. Jacob has a master’s degree in cybersecurity risk and strategy from NYU School of Law and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and is an MBA candidate at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business. He is one of the first 20 people to achieve both the CMMC Provisional Instructor and Provisional Assessor certifications.