The Future of Cyber: Lateral Security, Edge Ecosystems, External Attack Surface Mgmt – Christopher Kruegel, Theresa Lanowitz, Vinay Anand – ESW #316

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Vinay Anand
Chief Product Officer (CPO) at NetSPI

Vinay Anand is a seasoned technology leader with expertise in leading product strategy, engineering, business development and product marketing for security, software and networking products. Vinay has spent a major portion of the last 20 years focused on developing security solutions for enterprise markets.

Most recently Vinay was the VP of Products for Prisma Cloud – Palo Alto Networks’ public cloud security platform. Prior to this, Vinay was responsible for Anthos Trusted Services covering security, compliance and service management for hybrid clouds at Google. Vinay came to Google from IBM where he was the Vice President of Global Product Management and Strategy for IBM Security, driving strategy and product innovation for the $2B IBM security portfolio. Before that, Vinay was the VP & GM for the ClearPass Security business at Aruba, an HPE company. Prior to Aruba, Vinay held leadership roles in McAfee, Symantec & Cisco Systems.

Christopher Kruegel
VP Security Services at VMware

Christopher Kruegel is VP Security Services at the Network and Security Business Unit (NSBU) at VMware. Before that, Christopher was a co-founder at Lastline, where he served in various positions (CEO, Chief Product Officer, and Chief Scientist) until the acquisition by VMware. In addition, Christopher is a Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara (currently on leave). Christopher’s research interests are computer and communications security, with an emphasis on malware analysis and detection, web security, and intrusion detection. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in top computer security conferences. He is also the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, an MIT Technology Review TR35 Award for young innovators, an IBM Faculty Award, and several best paper awards.

Theresa Lanowitz
Head of Cybersecurity Evangelism at AT&T Cybersecurity

Theresa Lanowitz is a proven global influencer on the trends and emerging technology poised to help today’s enterprises succeed. Formerly an industry analyst at Gartner, Theresa was at the forefront of establishing the firm’s application quality ecosystem and was a champion of application security technology. She also created and launched the Gartner Application & Innovation Solutions Summit, a premier conference for application and software engineers. Her professional career began as a software developer at McDonnell Douglas, where she worked on the C-17 military transport plane and held a US Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance. She also held positions as a product manager for Borland International Software—where she launched the iconic Java integrated development environment, JBuilder—and, Sun Microsystems—where she led strategic marketing for the Jini project – a precursor to IoT (Internet of Things). Throughout her career, Theresa has been a trusted advisor to some of the most innovative and influential companies and executives in the world.


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