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

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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.


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