Jerod Brennan

Episode 8
Empower Hour
Empower Hour
Jerod Brennan

At an early age, Jerod Brennen realized the power and impact stories have on individuals and relationships. That’s why, whether he’s writing short scripts or teaching LinkedIn Learning courses, he looks for every opportunity to consume story or create it. From having a short story land at the Ohio State Fair through his 4-H club in elementary school to studying to be a music teacher at Capital University, Jerod went off-script and began to explore a career in technology.

Cybersecurity is a young industry with people hungry for real-life experiences and mentorship, and it’s up to businesses to realize the value and provide opportunities. Committed to the industry and empowering growth of learners across the world, Jerod not only founded a consulting business, Brennen Consulting, but he also provides Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) advice to numerous organizations. Whether sharing stories through blogs, podcasts or courses, both domestically and internationally, his passion for creating a more diverse and inclusive industry is evident.

Want to get involved locally?

  • Central Ohio ISSA Chapter
    ISSA is the international cybersecurity professional community of choice, committed to promoting individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure. Join a community of over 350 members who are passionate about information security and technology.

  • ISACA Central Ohio Chapter
    The chapter’s primary purpose is to promote education and other professional development opportunities relating to the fields of IT governance, IS audit, cybersecurity, privacy, control, and assurance.

  • OWASP Columbus
    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software.