Eric Jeffery has nearly 30 years’ information technology experience with over 20 years’ in cybersecurity. Jeffery currently works as a Sr. Solutions Architect for IBM Security. He has published dozens of articles, presented at numerous conferences, and has a patent filed for a novel cybersecurity defensive maturity model. Jeffery runs a Podcast under the moniker Cyber Security Grey Beard to help students and early professionals learn, grow and advance in the information security profession. He lives outside of Denver, Colo. with his wife and has four grown children.