GREG VAN DER GAAST
Greg is a 20+ year cyber veteran. Veteran may be an accurate term considering he’s been at war with the way the sector has worked for much of that time. From teenage hacker to covert government operator, to architect, manager, and head of security, he’s never accepted anything without understanding how the pieces fit together, without asking “why?”
The answers led him to realisations about the true root causes of issues and the fact that not only are they not even on most people’s radar, but that many of the industry’s solutions and approaches are counterproductive, requiring a new approach he’s been perfecting over the last decade. He’s on a mission to pull InfoSec away from dealing with symptoms and to start addressing the true origins of problems, dramatically boosting assurance while slashing costs and complexity.