Chief Information Security Officer
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)
About Jude Meche
Jude Meche is the Chief Information Security Officer at the DSCC where he oversees all information technology and security functions. The DSCC was the only Democratic National Party organization that was not hacked during, or since the 2016 election cycle. He has been with the DSCC for over 18 years recommending, managing, and deploying secure IT solutions.
Jude has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology for political campaigns and committees. Additionally, he has had his CISSP certification for over 15 years. He was senior staff for both John Kerry and Dick Gephardt’s Presidential Campaigns and was the Technology Site Lead for then Senator Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at Invesco Field in Denver for the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
While at the DSCC, he developed an Information Security Awareness program that aided in thwarting attacks from nation states during the 2016 election. Jude has spoken before the Democratic Senate Caucus where he briefed all Democratic Senators. He has given his Security Awareness training to over 3000 Democratic staffers and politicos including Chiefs of Staff, Campaign Managers and senior staff throughout national progressive politics.
Jude was also a contributor in the creation of the Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook through Defending Digital Democracy and Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
In his free time, Jude serves as an IT security consultant for various other political organizations and campaigns and enjoys the Chesapeake Bay with his family.