Jason Albuquerque is Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer NWN Carousel, an IT, managed services and cloud services provider. With more than 20 years of experience in the technology field, Jason is responsible for Carousel’s IT Operations, Enterprise Security and Compliance, and Innovation Center of Excellence. He takes pride in leading the charge in building a culture that is secure by design for the Carousel community and its clients. Jason brings the highest levels of leadership, industry knowledge, and agility that today’s industry requires to effectively respond to the rapidly changing innovation, business, threat, and risk landscape. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards in technology and leadership, including Security Magazine’s Top Cybersecurity Leaders for 2021, Rhode Island’s 40 under Forty Award and Rhode Island’s Tech 10 Award. Jason also is a seven-time National Public Technology Institute Solutions Award winner.  He is a co-host of the Business Security Weekly Podcast and is a frequent contributor to CIO, Forbes, and several other leading IT and business publications. He currently serves on Congressman Langevin’s (D-RI) Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, Tech Collective Board of Directors, and the Rhode Island Joint Cyber Task Force.