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Vice President of Security, SolarWinds

Tim Brown is at the front line of the most vexing challenge facing organizations today: IT security. Tim is currently the VP of security for SolarWinds with responsibility spanning internal IT security, product security, and security strategy. As a former Dell Fellow, CTO, chief product officer, chief architect, distinguished engineer, and director of security strategy, Tim deeply understands the challenges and aspirations of the person responsible for driving digital innovation and change. Tim has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing security technology, including identity and access management, vulnerability assessment, security compliance, threat research, vulnerability management, encryption, managed security services, and cloud security. Nationally, his trusted advisor status has taken him from meeting with members of Congress and the Senate to the Situation Room in the White House. He has been on the board of the Open Identity Exchange and a member of the Trans Global Secure Collaboration Program, driving advancements in identity frameworks and working with the U.S. government on security initiatives. He is a member of the advisory board for Clemson University and holds 18 issued patents on security-related topics. Tim has presented on security before a wide number of audiences at a range of events including but not limited to: RSA, Annual Symposium on Information Assurance, Cloud Security Alliance, DISA Conference, DSG Security, Dell World, Dreamforce, ISACA, Intech Forums, Lloyds of London, IoTSSA, National Association of State Technology Directors, The Open Group, and before the U.S. Congress and the White House. Nationally, his trusted advisor status has taken him from meeting with members of Congress and the Senate to the Situation Room in the White House. He has been on the board of the Open Identity Exchange and a member of the Trans Global Secure Collaboration Program, driving advancements in identity frameworks and working with the U.S. government on security initiatives. He is a member of the advisory board for Clemson University and holds 18 issued patents on security-related topics. Tim has presented on security before a wide number of audiences at a range of events including but not limited to: RSA, Annual Symposium on Information Assurance, Cloud Security Alliance, DISA Conference, DSG Security, Dell World, Dreamforce, ISACA, Intech Forums, Lloyds of London, IoTSSA, National Association of State Technology Directors, The Open Group, and before the U.S. Congress and the White House.

Posts Featuring Tim Brown

Secure by Design | The CISO Perspective — SolarWinds TechPod 044

CDW Technology Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer Ruben Chacon, SolarWinds® CISO and VP, Security Tim Brown, and SolarWinds Head Geek™ Thomas LaRock talk about what CISO need to know to face…

Cybersecurity in the New Different — SolarWinds TechPod 033

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Although this adage holds much truth, it’s important to understand how it applies to the digital transformation we’ve witnessed this year.  We’re in what’s truly…

Security Operations and IT Operations — Better Together— SolarWinds TechPod 030

Security operations and IT operations have a lot of differences, but more similarities than you may think, especially as their worlds are merging more quickly than ever before. This presentation will delve into research driven…

Assessing Risk – The Key to IT Security — SolarWinds TechPod 023

When it comes to IT security, it can feel overwhelming. What needs securing and at what level? How do you prioritize? But when considering risk, this is very different conversation.…

CSAM: Surprising Truths about Compliance and Security

In our final post for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Tim Brown looks at the growing trend of industry-agnostic compliance laws and the relationship between compliance and security. Compliance laws often drive…

Get Off the Sidelines With a Proactive Security Solution

The pace of cybersecurity is moving faster than ever, and IT pros have to stay ahead of the game if they hope to stay ahead of hackers. Unfortunately, many organizations…

Overcoming Security Objections — SolarWinds TechPod 011

It’s time for MSPs to have better security conversations with their customers—and SolarWinds VP of security Tim Brown and SolarWinds MSP senior channel sales specialist Stefanie Hammond know just how…

Help Protect Your Company From a Data Breach

It’s likely no surprise to anyone that the amount of data collected, stored, and analyzed continues to grow exponentially across the globe. From a security perspective, it’s always important to…

Steps to Proactive Cybersecurity — SolarWinds TechPod 006

Ready to implement or expand a successful security  program for your customers? In this episode of SolarWinds TechPod, SolarWinds VP of security Tim Brown and senior channel sales specialist Stefanie…

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