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Jason Lewkowicz

Executive Vice President, Chief Services Officer

Jason Lewkowicz is executive vice president and chief services officer for Optiv. He has accountability for a global organization of more than 1,600 employees serving a wide variety of client challenges. With more than two decades experience managing, leading and transforming complex global programs, he works to partner with clients by advising, accelerating and running their cyber programs. He also oversees Optiv India operations and co-chairs Optiv’s Client Advisory Board.

 

Prior to Optiv, Lewkowicz was the chief information security officer (CISO) for Cognizant Technology Services supporting their global business, including more than 50 acquisitions. Lewkowicz joined in 2020 as the pandemic was ramping up and was instrumental in navigating the firm through its Maze breach that included a full rebuild and recovery of the enterprise IT systems.

 

Prior to his role at Cognizant, Lewkowicz was a deputy CISO at Accenture where he managed a global team of more than 100 people operating across seven countries. His primary responsibilities included cyber response, forensic investigations including e-discovery, data loss prevention (DLP), threat hunting, red team exercises, cyber threat intelligence and cyber metrics and automation. Lewkowicz developed Accenture’s cyber response program and all functions within it over a 17-year period. During his tenure, he was also instrumental in the creation of Accenture’s overall information security program.

 

Lewkowicz holds certifications from ISACA, ISC2 and Open Text/Guidance Software. He has presented at industry-recognized conferences and local law enforcement information sessions over the past 10 years. He has served on advisory boards for Symantec, McAfee, Seculert, Digital Shadows, FireEye/Mandiant, ArmorBlox and Immersive Labs. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University in Chicago.