Tom Patterson, Security Expert

November 9, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Tom Patterson
Noted Security Expert and
Author of “Mapping Security”

Tom Patterson provides compelling insight and action into cyber, corporate, and national security issues of the day, to audiences ranging from consumer groups, corporate meetings, industry associations, and Governments around the world. For each group, he strips away the security and Government jargon while retaining the excitement, energy, and topical interest of the message. Using stories ripped from the headlines, colored with insider information drawn from a lifetime of experience and current top-level access, Tom delivers a high energy, highly entertaining view into security that is of critical importance.

Most recently serving as Dell’s Executive Director for Global Security Services where he introduced new cloud and mobile strategies, Tom has previously led the introduction of a new security standard to wipe out counterfeit credit card fraud, run security services for Deloitte & Touche in Europe(EMEA), was IBM’s Chief eCommerce Strategist, and successfully founded a Carlyle Ventures-backed startup in the next generation Internet (IPv6) space. Tom founded the National Security Grid (now a Security Executive Council non-profit project) focused on securing the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) supply chain, has worked on security for the launch of a nuclear aircraft carrier (CVN-73) and space shuttle (STS-37), advised the DoD, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Federal Reserve, National Counter-Intelligence Executive, Congress, components of the intelligence community, and Government and business leaders around the world on the latest threat and countermeasure intelligence.

The author of Mapping Security (Addison-Wesley & Symantec Press), Tom is a frequent keynote speaker and guest expert on CNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC and Fox News, and has lectured at Wharton and George Mason graduate schools on global security issues. Tom sits on the board of directors for consumer security company CyberDefender (NASDAQ: CYDE) and board of advisors for Koolspan (maker of the TrustChip for mobile phone security) and the Security Innovation Network, a leading facilitator of emerging security technology. Tom is also an Executive Producer for “Track Two”, a scripted action/drama on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) that is under development with Battlestar Galactica director Michael Rymer and Matrix producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s new television production company.


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