Jerry Cochran serves as Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and is the Technical Operations and Cybersecurity Division Director. Jerry also leads a 5-year R&D program RD2C for the National Security Directorate that is investing in research to increase the security and resilience of cyber-physical systems supporting critical infrastructures. Jerry’s management, technical and operational experiences span both government and private sector over his 30+ year technology and 20+ year cybersecurity career, working in startups and for industry leaders like HP, Microsoft, and the U.S. DoD and now DoE. Prior to PNNL, Jerry was with Microsoft, where he served in several security engineering and operations leadership roles such as leading Office 365 Security Operations and Azure Security Engineering teams.
Jerry retired as a Chief Master Sergeant from the USAF in 2011, culminating a 27-year military reserve career, where was a network warfare/cyber operations technical lead, conducting cyber operations around the world. He led the development of key mission capabilities in network security assessments, red teaming, and industrial control systems security.
Jerry serves on several non-profit and professional advisory boards and has authored various technical works for publication, include two books and 200+ magazine articles. He is a US patent holder for intellectual property in cyber security technologies.