You’ve Got Appsec, But Do You Have ArchSec? – Merritt Baer – ASW #250

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Merritt Baer
Field CISO at Lacework

Merritt (Twitter: @MerrittBaer) is Field CISO at Lacework, a cloud security unicorn. Merritt provides technical security guidance to Lacework’s customer executives. She is also instrumental in the security industry: speaking, talking and advising companies on security at scale, and she helps to inform Lacework product roadmaps with customer and threat landscape feedback.
Previously, Merritt served in the Office of the CISO at Amazon Web Services, as part of a small elite team that formed a Deputy CISO. Merritt has experience in all three branches of government and the private sector. Before Amazon, Merritt served as Lead Cyber Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission. She also advises and serves on boards of young companies, including Expanso (open-source platform that enables efficient and secure distributed computation). Merritt is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.


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