Sassy & Thoughtful – ESW #231
Ian Tien is CEO and co-founder of Mattermost, Inc., a high trust, open source Slack-alternative empowering enterprise DevOps and InfoSec teams to increase safety, efficiency, and innovation. He was previously an engineering leader in Microsoft Office, where he earned over a dozen patents. Ian is an alumnus of Waterloo, Cornell and Stanford Business School, where he served as a teaching assistant for Andy Grove and Myron Scholes.
Russell From is currently an Enterprise Services Systems Integration Engineering Lead for Tanium where he leads Tanium’s Enterprise Services Security Specialists to enable public and private organizations utilize Tanium’s real-time endpoint management and visibility technology for threat investigation and remediation, SOC automation, software deployment, compliance, network discovery, patching, vulnerability scanning, integrity monitoring, and sensitive data discovery.
Previously, Russ was a Senior Network Security Engineer for US Cellular where he defended customers and business partners by focusing on proactive network behavior analysis, network forensics, mobile malware identification and remediation, DDoS defense, and threat intelligence automation. Russ also defended the largest electronic medical records vendor in the US as the Network Security lead on IPS, IDS, Network Decryption, Traffic Analysis, and Network Security Response on fully Micro-Segmented & Multi-Tenant infrastructure.
Before moving to the defensive side of cyber security, Russ had 8 years of experience including being a Principal Network Engineer where he worked to build the first public cloud infrastructure for North America’s largest wireless telecommunications carrier. Russ currently holds the CISSP, GPEN, GMON, GCIA, GCIH, and GSEC Gold certifications. Russ also has a bachelor’s from UW-Madison in Computer Engineering, an MBA from Marquette University, and is working to complete the SANS master’s in information security engineering program.