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Brian Contos

About Brian Contos

Strategic Board Advisor at Cylance | CISO & VP of Security Strategy at Verodin, Inc 

Brian Contos is a seasoned executive, entrepreneur, author, Distinguished Fellow with the Ponemon Institute and blogger for CSO Magazine. After getting his start in cybersecurity 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 is also a strategic board advisor for Cylance and Securonix.

Brian has published several books including: Enemy at the Water Cooler—Real-Life Stories of Insider Threats and Physical and Logical Security Convergence,'which he co-authored with former NSA Deputy Director William Crowell. He has written for and been interviewed by industry and business press and presented at industry events worldwide. Brian has worked in over 50 countries across six continents.