ESW #280 – Fleming Shi, Kevin L. Jackson, Meritt Maxim

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1. Securing IoT Devices – Kevin L. Jackson – ESW #280



Kevin Jackson
Senior Vice President at Total Network Services

Kevin L. Jackson is Senior Vice President of Total Network Services (,. With over 350,000 followers on social media, he is also the host of the “Digital Transformers” podcast. Internationally recognizable firms that have sponsored articles authored by him include Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix and IBM. He has also provided technology consulting services to Applied Materials, AT&T Business, Intel, Fujitsu, SAP, and Ericsson.

As an Associate Consultant with A.T. Kearney, he provided cloud computing and cybersecurity management consulting services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which served as the basis for the Kingdom’s national cybersecurity regulations. Mr. Jackson’s commercial experience also includes Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and SAIC (Engility) Director Cloud Solutions. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community.

Kevin Jackson’s formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Previous books include “Click to Transform” (Leaders Press, 2020), “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” (Packt, 2018), and “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross Industry View” (Taylor & Francis, 2016). He also delivers online training through Tulane University, O’Reilly Media, LinkedIn Learning, and Pluralsight.

Mr. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994, earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Carrier Onboard Delivery Logistics and carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Control. While active, he also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide.


Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Senior Engineering Leader at AWS
VP, Cyber Angel Investor and Advisor at 90 Degree Ventures

2. Survival of the Quickest, Ransomware Victim Paid, Zendesk, & Cyber Insurance Unicorn – ESW #280



Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Senior Engineering Leader at AWS
VP, Cyber Angel Investor and Advisor at 90 Degree Ventures

3. A Transform Perspective & Latest Trends in Identity & Access – Fleming Shi, Meritt Maxim – ESW #280


Fleming Shi
CTO at Barracuda Networks

Fleming joined Barracuda in 2004 as the founding engineer for the company’s web security product offerings, helping to create the first version of Barracuda’s message archiving product and paving the way for expansion into new content security product areas. As Chief Technology Officer, Fleming leads the company’s threat research and innovation engineering teams in building future technology platforms to deliver continued success in our security and data protection products. He has more than 20 patents granted or pending in network and content security.

Merritt Maxim
VP & Research Director at Forrester Inc.

Merritt leads a team of analysts who provide research and advisory services that address the needs of security and risk professionals. His team focuses on identity and access management (IAM), endpoint security, threat intelligence, and vulnerability management strategies and technologies.
Previously, Merritt was a principal analyst on the security and risk team, focusing on IAM best practices and technologies as well as physical security and internet-of-things (IoT) security. He continues to help clients address their IAM and physical security needs, map out customer requirements and strategies, and navigate the IAM technology and services landscape.


Chief Product Officer at CyberSaint