Jess Cone

Jess Cone

Jess Cone

Jess Cone

Jess previously served as program manager for the Center for Internet Security (CIS)’s Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC). In this role, Jess worked with state and local election officials nationwide to provide them access to CIS’ elections-focused cyber defense solutions suite and tools for implementing security best practices. Jess was integral to the nationwide launch of the EI- ISAC in 2018 and has led many election security initiatives, including the roll-out of the intrusion detection and response programs. As a cybersecurity public speaker, she engaged audiences by expounding digital threats and empowering them with strategies to bolster their cyber defenses. While at the EI-ISAC, she published Election Security Spotlights: resources for election officials to improve their security posture. 

Jess holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Niagara University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany. Additionally, Jess holds two Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC) in Security Leadership and Information Security Fundamentals.