Attack Surface Management & Experience in the Age of Security – ESW #279

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Branden Williams
VP, IAM Strategy at Ping Identity

Dr. Branden R. Williams has nearly twenty-five years of experience in business, technology, and cybersecurity as a consultant, strategist, and executive. Dr. Williams has experience working for the largest and smallest institutions as an entrepreneur, practitioner, and advisor. His specialty is navigating complex landscapes—be it compliance, security, technology, or business—and finding innovative solutions that promote growth while reducing risk. He is a practitioner and advisor for operational, engineering, and management of IT and IS tools. He’s held several executive roles in the industry, and served on both the PCICo and EMVCo boards. He is an author of several books on PCI Compliance, and his blog and other publications can be found at his website (

Mark St. John
SVP Product at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions

Mark St. John, Senior Vice President of Product for LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, brings over 20 years of security operations expertise and incident response team leadership to the company. He works closely with government, financial, and technology clients to map their attack surface, proactively detect security threats and defend their enterprise.

Prior to LookingGlass, Mark served as the COO of AlphaWave, which was acquired by LookingGlass in 2021. He has also led threat Intelligence and incident response teams at technology-forward organizations including Appgate and Verizon Business. Mark is widely recognized for his cyber security acumen and ability to provide customers with valuable, relevant, and relatable information they can act upon.


Senior Vice President, Audience Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance
Chief Product Officer at CyberSaint