Jay Leek

Managing Director



"The Business Side of Defending Businesses"

Opening Keynote, Jay Leek, Managing Director of ClearSky, and previous CISO of Blackstone, will provide insights into the shifts he is seeing in information security, critical factors that will poise companies for success in the future, and what it will take to get there.  ClearSky is a venture capital/growth equity firm investing in innovative companies providing technology and services to enterprise customers, with a special focus on the power sector, and companies that offer transformative solutions for cybersecurity, industrial security and critical infrastructure security.


Jay Leek, CISM, CISA, CISSP, is a Managing Director for ClearSky and is also currently consulting with Blackstone around their portfolio company, CISO community and other areas related to information security. Prior to joining ClearSky, Leek was the CISO for Blackstone, where he also worked with their information security investments. Over the past 20 years, Leek built and headed up global information risk and security programs for Equifax and Nokia and also worked as a Product Manager as well as a Consultant to telecom companies, government agencies and financial institutions- assisting them with strategic planning and architectural design required to meet their information risk and security objectives. Leek currently serves as a member of the boards of directors for Demisto, CyberGRX, IntSights, ProtectWise, RedOwl, Verodin and the NY Metro ISSA Chapter and is a board observer of Cylance.


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