Open Source North

Jeff Kaiserman

Practice Director, Security and Risk

When I was in elementary school, I entered the name “Retupmoc” in a contest to name my school’s computer – a DEC PDP 11. It was 1977, and my name lost to “R2-D2” but my love for technology was stronger than my disappointment. I cut my assembler teeth on a Commodore 64; that’s how geeky I am.

My career has covered consulting (Andersen Consulting/Accenture and Slalom), industry (Wells Fargo) and “big tech” (Amazon). These experiences have helped me to develop a somewhat unique perspective on technology and the business problem it can solve.

My security passion was sparked by Stuxnet in 2010 and was fanned by both the explosion in cloud technologies and my learnings in the Masters of Science – Security Technology program at the University of Minnesota. Since then, I’ve been hard at work building and supporting Security and Risk work at various organizations.

I love mentoring and growing others, and am at my best when working with others to solve really gnarly problems. At the same time, I’m an introvert who needs my downtime to spend with my family and to think, watch movies, play video games or make jewelry.