Brian Contos CISO, VerodinTwitter @BrianContos
Brian Contos is the CISO & VP, Technology Innovation at Verodin. He is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in the cybersecurity industry as well as a board advisor, entrepreneur, and author. After getting his start in cybersecurity with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and later Bell Labs, he began the process of building cybersecurity startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs and acquisitions, including Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee, and Solera Networks.
Brian has worked in over 50 countries across six continents. He is a board advisor for Cylance, JASK, Appdome, and the University of South Florida. He has authored several books, his latest with the former Deputy Director of the NSA, spoken at leading security events globally such as Black Hat, RSA, and BSides, and has been on C-SPAN, Fox, CNBC, CBS News, Bloomberg, and many others. Brian is a Distinguished Fellow with the Ponemon Institute and an Official Member of the Forbes Technology Council. Brian was recently featured in a cyberwar documentary alongside General Michael Hayden (former Director NSA and CIA).