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Jeffrey R. Wells
Director of Cybersecurity Consulting
Jeffrey R. Wells works closely with practice leaders and attorneys from throughout the firm to help businesses, institutions, governments and other clients establish effective cyber resilience strategies and respond to emerging and immediate cyber threats.
Wells has nearly three decades of experience providing cybersecurity resources and guidance worldwide, in the military and intelligence communities, and as founder and head of Innovation Intelligence, a boutique, “White Hat” cyber advisory firm, and as a participant in numerous U.S.-government sponsored security advisory and trade missions. He has attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the Forbes Global CEO Conference.
Throughout his career, he has focused on helping organizations remain agile and vigilant, maintain functional partnerships, and ensure continuous, secure operations. In so doing, Wells works with clients to establish and implement policies, processes and technologies that reinforce security and resiliency and keep pace with rapid developments in cyberspace.
Most recently, Jeffrey headed a Joint Inter-Agency Task Force combating international cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism. As the Cyber-Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Cyberincubator at the University of Maryland Baltimore County's BWTech Research & Technology Park, Wells advised and consulted with cyber startups as well as venture, private equity and angel investment organizations on cybersecurity related strategies, including the commercialization of cybersecurity technologies and ideas. Appointed "Cyber Czar" by two Maryland governors, he was responsible for aligning commercial, federal and military cybersecurity initiatives with NIST, NSA, U.S. Cyber Command and other military and government entities. Wells also served as vice-president of the Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable, was a founding partner of the NIST - National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and the BENS Cyber & Tech Council.
He is a graduate of Colorado State University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he earned a Masters in Public Administration. Wells also earned Certificates in Data Science and Cybersecurity & Internet of Things from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Project Management Professional Certification from George Washington University School of Business; and a Certificate in International Development/Social Entrepreneurship from Oxford University.