Jason Rosselot serves as Vice President and Business Unit Security Officer for the Services organization at Dell Technologies.
In this role, he oversees security and resiliency for global support, professional, deployment, education and managed services. As a Business Unit Security Officer, Jason enables the business to make smart, risk-based decisions to reduce risk, enable progress and growth, and drive meaningful business outcomes.
He brings more than 25 years’ experience securing customers, companies and the country. Prior to joining Dell, Jason led national efforts to secure critical manufacturing, industrial automation and operational technology at Johnson Controls. Earlier in his career, he helped secure diplomacy as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service.
Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Ohio University, a master’s degree in Security Management from Webster University and has continued his executive education with Northwestern, Harvard and Carnegie Mellon Universities. With a love for learning, Jason stays current with academic research and findings in technology risk and resiliency and maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
Jason is also passionate about closing the cybersecurity skills gap and creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. He shares his love for and experience within the security industry by reaching out to underrepresented groups to help them see themselves in cyber, and recently joined the Boards of the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the SECURE Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Prairie View A&M University to help achieve these goals.
Get to know Jason Rosselot
What is the most exciting thing about being a part of the board?
The opportunity to provide governance, oversight and advise on strategic direction for such an impactful and philanthropic organization like the National Cybersecurity Alliance is what I find most exciting. I’m personally passionate about many of the NCA’s initiatives from its Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Career Program, to promoting security awareness to consumers, and to helping improve cybersecurity and resiliency for small and medium businesses. The NCA’s mission and my interests are well aligned.
How do Dell’s cybersecurity interests align with the National Cybersecurity Alliance mission to educate and empower our global digital society?
Dell has advocated for consumer and commercial cybersecurity and resiliency for nearly 40 years, believing in the power of secure and trusted technology to drive human progress. We know that trust is born through security, privacy and ethics, and it takes trust for us to embrace technology and the progress it enables.
You’re passionate about closing the cybersecurity skills gap and creating a diverse and inclusive workforce – tell us more about your efforts!
As we all know, the current global workforce is not keeping up with skills needed to meet the demand for cybersecurity jobs. It starts with expanding access to computer science and STEM at a young age. We believe there are multiple pathways into the technology industry, and we are investing in educational programs and curricula that expand access to IT and cybersecurity skills. We also recruit from HBCUs and minority serving institutions (MSIs) and participate in career and mentorship programs to build a pipeline of cybersecurity professionals like the NCA’s HBCU Career Program.
Finally, continuous training and education are essential to combatting the cybersecurity skills gap. We’re dedicated to training our team members and supporting their career interests and paths through internal security training programs as well.
You have a pretty unique background of both cyber and physical security, how does that help you in your current role at Dell Technologies?
I started protecting assets from physical threats both in government as a special agent with the Diplomatic Security Service and in private sector corporate security. I saw the gap between physical and cyber threats being closed with the development of cyber threats to critical infrastructure. This experience helps me daily in my current role where we lead a fully converged Security and Resiliency Organization that strives to address all threats – physical and digital – to our customers and company.
What is one goal, personal or professional, that you’d like to achieve this year?
Through my work on the NCA Board, I’d like to see the number of small and medium-sized businesses who participate in CyberSecure My Business double. These organizations are such a vulnerable portion of private industry, especially critical infrastructure owners and operators. While many small and medium-sized businesses are targeted by cybercriminals and others with malicious intent, they often lack the resources to field defensive cyber teams to protect their company and customers. These businesses need a trusted advisor to come alongside them in their cyber risk management journey to help them be secure and resilient in 2023 and beyond. I believe the National Cybersecurity Alliance can be that trusted partner.