Jay LeslieCIO , Cambridge Housing Authority
James E Leslie (Jay) is a security-forward IT leader with over 20 years’ experience in the government and nonprofit space. Jay’s IT and information security career began in the passwords-optional 1990s when as new intern he stumbled across an unsecured spreadsheet containing salary information.
Jay was a happy “hardware guy” through much of the twenty-aughts but seeing the impact of Nicholas Carr’s book “Does IT Matter?”, he transitioned to IT management with a cloud-focus, embracing both the cloud’s benefits and unique information security challenges.
Jay lives in the Boston, MA area with his wife and teenage son.
Jay holds CISSP and CCSP certificates from (ISC)2, an MPA from New York University and a BA from Rutgers University.