Chester Wisniewski is Field CTO Applied Research at next-generation security leader Sophos. With more than 25 years of security experience, his interest in security and privacy initially peaked while discovering to hack from bulletin board system text files in the 1980s, and has actually because been a long-lasting pursuit. Chester works with Sophos X-Ops researchers around the globe to comprehend the current patterns, research study and criminal habits. This viewpoint assists advance the industry’s understanding of evolving hazards, attacker habits and efficient security defenses. Having actually operated in product management and sales engineering roles earlier in his career, this understanding allows him to help organizations design enterprise-scale defense methods and seek advice from on security preparation with some of the biggest international brand names.
Based in Vancouver, Chester regularly speaks at industry occasions, consisting of RSA Conference, Virus Bulletin, Security BSides (Vancouver, London, Wales, Perth, Austin, Detroit, Los Angeles, Boston, and Calgary) and others. He’s widely acknowledged as one of the industry’s leading security scientists and is routinely consulted by press, appearing on BBC News, ABC, NBC, Bloomberg, Washington Post, CBC, NPR, and more.
When not hectic battling cybercrime, Chester invests his downtime cooking, cycling, and mentoring brand-new entrants to the security field through his volunteer work with InfoSec BC. Chester is readily available on Twitter (@chetwisniewski) and Mastodon (securitycafe.ca/@chetwisniewski).
For press inquiries, e-mail chesterw [AT] sophos  com.