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The Rise of MDR: Combating Cyber Threats Amidst Headcount Shortages – Randy Watkins – RSA23 #1

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Randy  Watkins
Randy Watkins
Chief Technology Officer at Critical Start

Randy Watkins is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Critical Start and an emerging thought-leader in the security industry. As CTO, Randy is responsible for designing and executing the company’s strategic technology initiatives, which includes defining the strategy and direction of Critical Start’s Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services delivered by the Zero-Trust Analytics Platform (ZTAP).

Previously, Randy served as Critical Start’s Director of Security Architecture, where he set the strategy for emerging vendor technologies, created the Defendable Network reference architecture, and set product direction for the company’s internally-developed Security Orchestration Automation and Response platform. Watkins was employee number five when he joined Critical Start in 2012.


Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
VP, Product at Living Security
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