Jen Ellis


Jen Ellis is working to reduce cyber risk for all digital citizens. As founder of NextJenSecurity, she partners with security experts, technology providers and operators, civil society, and governments, to create greater understanding of cybersecurity challenges and solutions. Jen promotes better collaboration among these communities, more effective cybersecurity advocacy, and broader adoption of security best practices. Jen serves on the UK Cabinet Office’s Government Cyber Advisory Board and the UK Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology’s Cyber Resilience Expert Advisory Group. She is an associate fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and a co-chair of IST’s Ransomware Task Force, sits on the boards of the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, and the Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation, and is a member of the board of advisors for the CyberPeace Institute and RUSI’s Ransomware Harms investigation. She has testified before the U.S. Congress and spoken at numerous security or business conferences.