Jesse Fernandez currently works as a Senior IS Audit Specialist in the insurance industry. In his role, Fernandez conducts complex information security audits including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance reviews across multiple markets all with different in-scope systems and technical infrastructures. Fernandez has worked closely with various key stakeholders on numerous information security initiatives and is regarded as a PCI DSS Subject Matter Expert within his current organization; managers and executives frequently call Fernandez to discuss PCI DSS matters and obtain his feedback.
These experiences have given Fernandez a first-hand perspective on the value that executives place on information security (when given timely information that is easy-to-understand). Recently, Fernandez worked with the PCI DSS Standards Council as part of a Special Interest Group (SIG) to develop guidance around conducting a PCI DSS risk assessment; Fernandez served in the role of Content-Coordinator during this SIG project to ensure document consistency, technical soundness, and assist in the development of the table of contents. Fernandez holds the GSEC, GCIH, CISSP, and CISA certifications and has over ten years of IT and IT Security experience.