Maximizing Risk-Reduction in your Security Program – Paul Baird – BSW #277

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Paul will discuss a risk-based approach to security that prioritizes fixing the most critical issues that will reduce risk in your organization. He’ll walk through a three-step cycle that continuously monitors the threat landscape, enables quick response, and measures the metrics that company leadership cares about.

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Maximizing Risk-Reduction in your Security Program


Paul Baird

Paul Baird – Chief Technical Security Officer, UK at Qualys

Paul Baird is an IT veteran with over 24 years experience with the last seven focusing on cybersecurity. Paul’s background has included building a security ethos and security operations centre (SOC) from scratch for several leading enterprises in the UK housing and automotive industries. Having moved to the vendor side to join Qualys as their Chief Technical Security Officer (CTSO) in 2021, he now drives Qualys’ vision for cybersecurity at C-Level across customers and partners in the UK and North EMEA. He is a people-focused leader and passionate about supporting his team. Paul was awarded a fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISEC) last year for his continued contribution to cybersecurity.


Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – VP, Product at Living Security


VP, Product at Living Security, start-up advisor, and wizard of entrepreneurship.

Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque – Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies


Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson – Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element


As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.


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