About Mark

As you’ve probably figured out, my name is Mark. I’m an active security researcher with a focus on cloud & usable security systems. That may seem like a bit of an odd combination but there’s a lot of crossover.

I work for Trend Micro where I hold the title, “Vice President, Cloud & Emerging Technologies” which not only describes my focus but also makes my last name appear to be a reasonable length on my business card.

Regardless of title, my role allows me to meet at lot of folks in all sorts of environments (enterprises, small business, universities, health care, government, etc.) and discuss the types of security challenges they are facing. I

I then get to share what I learn in those discussions (when permitted) with the community at large and internally at Trend.

I’m really fortunate to have these opportunities as I found world my perspective has really changed. I’ve seen first hand the challenges of implementing and maintaining security.

I do a lot of public speaking and I always hate writing up my bio but I have to. Here’s my long bio (122 words):

Building on an extensive career developing security practices for large organizations and securing complex enterprise environments, Mark speaks regularly on the security challenges facing businesses today.

Focusing on helping organizations as they move from the data centre to hybrid environments to working fully in the cloud, he brings over 15 year of practical experience to the table. An active member of the IEEE and ACM, Mark regularly works with clients, partners, and the community to conduct research and study the real world impact moving to the cloud has on a security practice.

Regularly sought after to speak on cloud computing, usable security systems, and modernizing security practices, Mark is an accomplished speaker and computer scientist.

He can be reached online at http://markn.ca and @marknca.

And my short bio (55 words):

Mark focuses on helping organizations as they move from the data centre to hybrid environments to working fully in the cloud. Bringing over 15 years of practical experience to the table, he is regularly sought after to speak on cloud computing, usable security systems, and modernizing security practices.

He can be reached online at http://markn.ca and @marknca.

I also have large and small head shots available for conference material and sites.