Jeremy Rodgers is the State Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the state of Florida. Serving as part of the State Chief Information Officer’s executive leadership team for the Florida Digital Service (FL[DS]), Jeremy is responsible for leading cybersecurity, cyber planning, incident response, cyber training, and building the Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC), across the state enterprise.
Prior to joining the state of Florida, Jeremy served more than 20 years in private industry for a Fortune 50 information technology company. He held many roles across the business, including leading cybersecurity solution architecture across federal, defense, and the intelligence community as well as leading a team of analysts and engineers partnering with defense, intelligence, government, and commercial clients in the intelligence analysis and cybersecurity domains. Additional previous assignments include innovations lead for the office of the CISO, enterprise architecture roles in human resources and learning, as well as lead developer and component lead roles in software development.
Jeremy continues to serve his country in the United States Navy. Lieutenant Commander Rodgers currently serves as the executive officer of a Navy Reserve cryptologic unit in Fort Worth, Texas. Previous assignments include an overseas mobilization as Chief of Targets Information Operations, multiple operational cyber leadership roles at US Cyber Command, cyber intel lead for a Navy intel unit at US Southern Command, and department head at a Navy cryptologic unit in Orlando, FL. He has received various individual, unit, and campaign military awards.
In 2015, Jeremy was elected to the non-partisan office of City Council for Boca Raton, FL, where he served six years including several as the city’s Deputy Mayor. He served on multiple boards including the National League of Cities Information Technology and Communications and other regional/transportation boards.
Jeremy completed his MS in Computer Engineering with a minor in Business Administration, as well as his BS in Computer Engineering, both at Florida Atlantic University. He holds a graduate certificate in Bioengineering. He is completing his PhD in Computer Engineering at Florida Atlantic University, with a research focus in security, and an anticipated graduation date of 2022. He has completed the Navy’s Information Warfare Basic Course and the Navy Reserve Commanding Officer Qualification. He is a fully qualified Navy Cryptologic Warfare Officer and Navy Information Warfare Officer.
Jeremy currently resides in Boca Raton, FL with wife Mandy and their four children. They are in the process of relocating to Tallahassee, FL, for Jeremy’s service to the state of Florida.