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 an award-winning journalist with over 30 years experience in newspapers, magazines, books, events and electronic media. A veteran community journalist with extensive business/technology and international reporting experience, Field joined ISMG in 2007 and currently oversees the editorial operations for all of ISMG's global media properties. An accomplished public speaker, Field has developed and moderated scores of podcasts, webcasts, roundtables and conferences, and he has appeared at RSA Conference and on various C-SPAN, The History Channel and Travel Channel television programs.

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