Jerry Kowalski is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at Jefferies LLC. As a Deputy CISO, he is responsible for designing, building and operating the cyber security program that enables Jefferies to run its core businesses securely. At Jefferies, he heads Security Engineering, Operations Security, Access Identity Management and Application Security practices. Prior to this, Jerry was head of Application Security Risk for Barclays Capital and Wealth. During his 5-year tenure, Jerry built the Application Security practice that consisted of security assessments, architecture design, risk management and developer training. Other work experience includes: Senior Security Engineer/Team Lead at Ernst & Young Advanced Security Center, and Computer Engineer Researcher at Air Force Research Laboratory where he provided R&D services to federal government and homeland security. Jerry earned his BA in Computer Engineering and MS in Computer Security at Syracuse University.