Network & Perimeter , Risk Management , Technology

Wade Baker: A Researcher Takes on a New Role

Ex-Verizon Breach Report Author Oversees Strategy at ThreatConnect

For years, Wade Baker was one of the main forces behind the industry's most noted data breach investigations report. Now, as vice president of strategy and analytics at ThreatConnect, he has the chance to practice the lessons he's learned.

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Baker discusses:

  • His new role as a practitioner;
  • How his past experience now pays off;
  • The evolution of the information security field - and what that growth means.

Baker believes improving information security starts with improving security information. In keeping with this belief, he's working to complete his doctoral thesis, "Toward a Decision Support System for Managing Information Risk in Supply Chains." Before joining ThreatConnect, he served as director of cybersecurity strategy and research at Verizon Security Solutions, where he led the overall direction of security services, technology capabilities, intelligence operations and research programs. Baker spearheaded Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report, the Vocabulary for Event Recording and Incident Sharing and the VERIS Community Database.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Vice President - Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its diverse cadre of senior-level editors and reporters. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning Summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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