Jason Brown’s passion is security and education. For the past decade, he has been working his way up in the industry, starting as a network technician at Ferris State University, to recently being named as one of only two enterprise security architects for the State of Michigan. Jason earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Central Michigan University in 2007, and his Master’s in Management Information Systems from Ferris State University in 2009. His dedication to continuing education has earned him several certifications, including his CCNA and CISSP. Jason has always aimed to become a leader in information security, and says he is thrilled to be in the role of Merit Network’s 1st Chief Information Security Officer.