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Dr Hugh Thompson

Chief Technology Officer, Symantec (US)

About Dr Hugh Thompson

Dr Hugh Thompson has more than a decade of experience creating methodologies that help organisations build demonstrably more secure systems. He joined Blue Coat in 2012 and was named CTO of Symantec after the acquisition of Blue Coat in August 2016.

Thompson has co-authored 3 books, written more than 80 academic and industrial publications on security, and been interviewed by top news organisations including the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Financial Times and Washington Post.

In 2006, Thompson was named one of the Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security by SC Magazine. For the past several years, he has served as the program committee chairman for the RSA Conference, guiding the technical content of the world’s largest information security gathering. He also sits on the editorial board of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.

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