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Get to know us! At Carousel, we’re more than 1,300 #CarouselCrew members strong, spanning 27 locations across the country. Each month, we’re excited to share a glimpse of our talented team members.

This week, meet Rhode Island-based Jason Albuquerque, Chief Information Security Officer, and #CarouselCrew member for more than five years. Jason proudly serves as Carousel’s first ever CISO and in this post he shares his top tech pick and some of his most proud moments.

Reach out to Carousel today to see how our talent, partner affiliations, and thousands of certifications can help you achieve your IT goals.

What do you consider the best technology?

Currently, I am extremely interested in software-defined segmentation. Traditional means of segmenting networks has become too complex, cumbersome and honestly an administrative nightmare that lacks the agility and velocity needed in today’s cyber security incident response plans. This innovative policy driven technology allows IT and cybersecurity departments to control access to enterprise information resources based on roles, business policy and classifications to simplify security and network engineering.

What is most exciting about being a #CarouselCrew member? 

It’s the incredible people. Carousel is filled with rock star talent that is willing to go above and beyond for our clients, our partners, and our team members.

What are your top 3 life highlights?

  1. My family
  2. Completing construction on our new home that we built this year
  3. Walking across the parade deck on Parris Island, South Carolina during my graduation ceremony into the United States Marine Corps

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What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

“The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.”

In this high speed digital world of 140 characters and instant gratification, this is a statement that gives pause and makes you truly think about what is really important for long term happiness and success in every aspect of life.

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George Thompson.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives and why?

Volunteer and build a relationship with someone with special needs. It is an incredible way to gain a better understanding about people with special needs, their disabilities, and how to make a difference in their lives by becoming a friend and mentor.