Threat Actors & Recent Trends – Jamie Fernandes, Karsten Chearis – PSW #675

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Karsten Chearis
Product Manager at Mimecast

Karsten Chearis is a Product Manager, Web Threats and Shadow IT for Mimecast, a leading email security and cyber resilience company. Karsten works with Mimecast’s Global GTM (Go To Market) teams to achieve total product success, including enablement, deal support, and scaling the Web Threats and Shadow IT business. He also works with the Product and Engineering teams to help innovate and achieve new levels of success with their emerging offerings.

Previously, Karsten worked as a Senior Sales Engineer, supporting Mimecast’s Enterprise sales efforts. Prior to working at Mimecast, Karsten worked for various organizations in IT Operations and IT Operations Leadership, including O365 administration, systems administration, patch management, Enterprise Mobility Management, messaging security, and systems standardization.

Jamie Fernandes
Senior Director, Product Management at Mimecast

Jamie Fernandes is the Sr. Director, Product Management at Mimecast, where he leads Product Management for Security, including the Web and Cloud Security product lines. Jamie has spent 20 years in SaaS Product Development & Product Management, serving all segments from SMB to Large Enterprise, B2B andB2C, in Enterprise HCM, Enterprise Product Portfolio Management, and Cybersecurity. He’s had a significant amount of experience bringing new products and services to market during that time, creating new businesses and revenue streams for companies. Jamie holds a B.A from Brandeis University in American Studies & History and is listed as an inventor on two patents: Providing program and policy information to managers – Patent Issued Mar 30, 2004; US 2005/0228799 A1 Management and Delivery of Product Information – Patent Issued Jan9, 2001; US 9/757,376


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