Brian Contos

Brian Contos

Company: Verodin

Job Title: CISO & VP Technology Innovation

Brian Contos is the CISO & VP Technology Innovation at Verodin.

Brian has over two decades of experience in the security industry. He is a seasoned executive, board advisor, security company entrepreneur and author. After getting his start in security with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and later Bell Labs, Brian began the process of building security startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs and acquisitions including:  Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee and Solera Networks.

Brian has worked in over 50 countries across six continents. He is a strategic board advisor for multiple companies including Cylance and Appdome. He has authored several security books, his latest with the former Deputy Director of the NSA, spoken at leading security events globally and is a Distinguished Fellow with the Ponemon Institute. Brian frequently appears in the news and has been featured in CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox, NPR, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, The London Times and many others. He most recently appeared in a cyberwar documentary alongside General Michael Hayden (former Director NSA and CIA).

Brian Contos Seminars

  • Left of Boom Wed 17th Oct 02:20 - 02:50

    Left of Boom

    The term “Left of Boom” was made popular in 2007 in reference to the U.S. military combating improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used by insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. military spent billions of dollars developing technology and tactics to prevent and detect IEDs before detonation, with a goal of disrupting the bomb chain. This is an analog to cybersecurity as we strive to increase the incident prevention capabilities of our security tools and where we can’t prevent attacks, augment prevention with incident detection and response tools. This presentation is all about getting cybersecurity evidence to know, empirically, what’s working, what’s not, how to fix it, how to keep it working, and most importantly, stay left of boom.


    Brian Contos

    Brian Contos

    Time / Place

    Wed 17th Oct 02:20 to 02:50

    Cloud, Mobile & IAM Theatre