Jon Zeolla

Jon Zeolla

Co-Founder & CTO

Jon Zeolla is the CTO and co-founder of Seiso, where he leads cloud native security and compliance innovation. He works with Seiso's most complex clients, actively contributes to open-source projects, and plays an instrumental role in shaping industry standards, particularly in the areas of Zero Trust, DevSecOps, and Cloud Security.

He is dedicated to eliminating security and compliance toil across the industry, and serves as a SANS Instructor, CNCF Ambassador, AWS Community Builder, and IANS Faculty member, sharing his knowledge and empowering others in the industry.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Security Technical Advisory Group, and contributor to numerous Open Source Security Foundation (OSSF) working groups.
  • Creator of and contributor to numerous open source tools.
  • Awarded the start-up innovator of the year award in 2021.
  • A regular presenter at events like Cloud Native Security Con, CloudSecNext, DevSecCon, and OWASP
  • Founder of the Steel City InfoSec (DC412) user group, and the PittSec collaboration space.
  • Core organizer of BSides Pittsburgh and cofounder of the managing company, Burgh Security Events.

Certifications & Credentials

  • AWS Security Specialization
  • CISSP – ISC2
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Security – Microsoft
  • Undergraduate degrees in information technology and security and forensics.


  • DevSecOps
  • Cloud Security (AWS Specialty)
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Security Program Development
  • Open Source
  • Data Analysis

Hobbies & Fun Facts

In his free time, Jon enjoys mountain biking, weightlifting, chess, and spending time with his family.