Passion for Solving Problems is Key to Security – Will Lin – CSP #16

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Will Lin
CEO and Co-Founder at AKA Identity

Will Lin is the CEO of AKA Identity, which he co-founded in 2023 with Rob Fry to solve the hardest problem in identity: data. Prior to co-founding AKA Identity, Will was the managing director at Forgepoint Capital, where he invested in some of today’s leading cybersecurity companies. Will also previously held roles at Trident Capital, where he focused on investments in cybersecurity, financial services, and software, and Citi. At Citi, Will was an investment banking analyst and worked on various strategic transactions and capital offerings with companies such as Facebook, GoPro, and SAP.
Will graduated with Honors in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of AKA Identity, Will enjoys traveling, racing cars, and constantly experimenting with new gadgets.


Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

Sam Curry is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.