Jason Belford is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the University of Virginia (UVA). Mr. Belford joined the University in late 2015 after a cyber breach paralyzed the University’s IT operations. Over the last four years, Mr. Belford and his team have modernized UVA’s security operations, helping protecting UVA’s data, systems, and networks. Mr. Belford has been working in higher education over 22 years. Prior to joining the UVA team, Mr. Belford was responsible for Georgia Tech’s Cyber Security operations and incident response programs. He holds a BBA degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and a Masters of Information Security from Georgia Tech.