Jake West is an award-winning photojournalist turned cybersecurity specialist, blending his passion for Information Technology with the storytelling skills honed from his journalism background. Graduating from Rutgers University, Jake showcased academic prowess by triple majoring in Computer Science, Political Science, and Journalism Media Studies. His journalistic acumen was sharpened under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Robert Montemayor. Jake's career has taken him across the globe, capturing stories, meeting diverse individuals, and immersing himself in unique cultures. In the realm of IT, he has notably served as the CMO at CodeLock, Inc., Client & Technical Lead at ProtectedBy.AI, and a Cybersecurity Specialist at Fortress Controls. Jake has made significant contributions to media houses like the New Jersey Herald, NJ.com, and Kalika FM in Nepal. At present, he channels his vast experiences towards fortifying the cybersecurity landscape, ensuring safer networking and business practices.