This Week: short on funding, long on research and analysis & RSAC Interviews – ESW #363

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1. This Week: short on funding, long on research and analysis – ESW #363



Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Product Marketer and Content Strategist at OX Security at OX Security
VP, Cyber Angel Investor and Advisor at 90 Degree Ventures

2. Unified Identity Security, Identity is Under Attack & Identity is Security – Andre Durand, David Bradbury, Wendy Wu – ESW #363

Sponsored By

Ping IdentityOktaSailPoint


Andre Durand
CEO at Ping Identity

Andre Durand is the founder and CEO of Ping Identity, a leading provider of enterprise identity security serving over half of the Fortune 100 and 3 billion identities worldwide. Thoma Bravo acquired Ping in 2022 then combined with ForgeRock in 2023 to offer more choice and flexibility to address the varied needs of customers worldwide. Prior to founding Ping Identity in 2002, Durand founded Jabber which was acquired by Cisco in 2008.

David Bradbury
Chief Security Officer at Okta

David Bradbury is Chief Security Officer at Okta. As CSO, he leads overall security execution for the organization and his team is responsible for navigating the evolving threat landscape to best protect employees and customers. In addition, he is instrumental in helping Okta’s customers continue to adopt and accelerate Zero Trust security strategies.

Prior to joining Okta, Bradbury was Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Symantec where he led and had global oversight of all cyber security and physical security programs.

Bradbury has built an international reputation for leading and delivering cybersecurity at scale. He has worked across his native Australia, as well as in the United Kingdom and the United States, leading highly-regarded security teams at some of the world’s largest banks, including ABN AMRO, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Sydney.

Wendy Wu
Chief Marketing Officer at SailPoint

Wendy Wu is the CMO at SailPoint, bringing over 23 years of experience in B2B enterprise marketing. Prior to joining in 2021, she was Vice President of Marketing at Box, where she led the global demand generation team to fuel the growth of the business as a leading content cloud platform. Before Box, Wendy spent eight years at Google Cloud. While there, she built the demand generation team for the Google Cloud Platform, eventually scaling the global marketing programs to support a multi-billion-dollar business. Before Google, Wendy held various product marketing and marketing leadership roles at Microsoft and other global companies.


Independent Consultant & CISO
Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Sytems
Brainstem Hacker and InfoSec Enthusiast at Redacted

3. Secure Code From the Start, Security Validation & Platformization – Maxime Lamothe-Brassard, Volkan Ertürk, Chris Hatter – ESW #363

Sponsored By

Picus SecurityLimaCharlieQwiet AI


Maxime Lamothe-Brassard
Founder and CEO at LimaCharlie

Maxime began his career in cybersecurity working for the Canadian Security Establishment (CSE). CSE is Canada’s national cryptologic agency, providing the Government of Canada with information technology security and foreign
signals intelligence. As part of the Canadian Intelligence apparatus, Maxime worked in positions ranging from the development of cyber defense technologies, Counter Computer Network Exploitation, and Counter Intelligence.

After leaving the government, Maxime provided direct help to private and public organizations in matters of cyber defense. He was an early employee at Crowdstrike, then worked for Google where he eventually landed in Google X. Maxime left Google X – where he was a founding member of Chronicle Security – in 2018 to found LimaCharlie.

Volkan Ertürk
Co-Founder and CTO at Picus Security

Volkan Ertürk is the Co-founder and CTO of Picus Security. Volkan has more than 20 years of business and technical leadership experience in IT security. He has advised several enterprises and government agencies on security audits, policy and process development, and architecture topics before founding Picus Security. He also worked as cyber defense specialist and instructor at the NATO Science for Peace and Security program.

Volkan holds B.S. in Mathematics and M.S. in Information Systems; thesis on continuous security monitoring. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Information Security.

Chris Hatter
CISO at Qwiet AI

Chris Hatter serves as the COO/CISO of Qwiet.AI, an AI-powered AppSec platform. Additionally, Chris is an Operating Partner at NumberOneAI where he provides technical leadership to portfolio companies within the incubator.
He has over a decade of experience in cybersecurity strategies, managing threats and vulnerabilities, risk assessment, cyber resilience, legal and compliance issues, and crisis management. Prior to his current roles at Qwiet and N1AI, Chris served as the Global CISO for Nielsen, at the time, a global technology and data company that operated in over 150 countries with 80,000+ employees.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida and sits on the university’s advisory board of cybersecurity for executives.


Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Independent Consultant & CISO
Brainstem Hacker and InfoSec Enthusiast at Redacted