Walt Powell is an accomplished cybersecurity expert, ethical hacker, and certified executive coach. Walt specializes in providing executive guidance around risk, governance, compliance, and IT security strategies. He has designed several processes and assessments designed to help organizations quantify risk in a way that translates cybersecurity into the language of business.
Walt holds dozens of professional certifications including CISSP, CISM, CCISO, Carnegie Mellon CISO, and the Stanford Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate among others. He also has scores of technical and sales certifications from all the top cybersecurity firms such as Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, CrowdStrike, VMWare, McAfee, Forcepoint, IBM, and many more.
Moreover, Walt continually invests in sharing his particular skillset, he is a prolific writer and speaker and can often be found participating in industry conferences, professional organizations, and speakers bureaus. Walt is also a former professional musician and multi-instrumentalist, while he still plays occasional live shows and does a good deal of studio session work, he really loves spending time with his kids, traveling, and learning languages.