Microsoft – Reduce risk with an integrated approach to internal and external threats (sponsored video Q&A)

CISOs and security teams are facing more challenges than ever due to increasing complexity of expanding attack surface, more sophisticated cyber-attacks and additional security challenges brought by the remote work.

This video session discusses a framework modern enterprises can use to implement internal and external protection across the threat kill chain thus containing exfiltration by both insiders and external attackers.

The Q&A features Sachin Gupta, Lead Cybersecurity Evangelist and Technologist at Microsoft, and Sean Sweeney, Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft.



Speaker biographies

Sachin Gupta, Lead Cybersecurity Evangelist and Technologist, Microsoft
Sachin is a lead cybersecurity evangelist and technologist with more than 17 years of industry experience working with a broad range of technologies such as identity access and management, multi factor authentication, web/inside fraud/threat protection and detection, risk and governance, predictive data analytics, malware analysis, cyber security solutions, and more. Over the years, Sachin has collaborated with organizations from small businesses to large enterprises on raising cybersecurity awareness and advising c-suite on cybersecurity risks, threat mitigation and solutions to help better protect, detect, and respond to modern security threats. Sachin holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. In his current role as a Director of Identity and Compliance, Sachin leads a team of identity and compliance SMEs across Americas providing technical advisory services to our customers while also helping shape our identity and compliance solutions.

Sean Sweeney, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft
Sean Sweeney is the Americas Leader of the Chief Security Advisors in Microsoft’s Security Solutions Area. In this role, he is primarily responsible for aligning and mobilizing his team of Cybersecurity Advisors and Architects across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America to deliver thought leadership and deep customer engagement. He is also responsible for regularly engaging with the security industry through public speaking, standards development, and advanced research, as well as providing strategic direction on products and services, and advising customer CxOs on security and compliance issues.
Sean joined Microsoft from the University of Pittsburgh where he was the Chief Information Security Officer. Sean is a previous Chief Technology Officer of a Pittsburgh-based eDiscovery startup, Chief Information Officer for a national law firm based in Pittsburgh, and Litigation Support Applications Manager for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
A frequent author and speaker on security and compliance, Sean is also an Affiliate Practice Scholar in the University of Pittsburgh’s Cyber Institute of Policy, Law, and Security.  He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College CISO Certificate Program and holds both Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications. He received a BA from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s Graduate School of Education in Richmond, VA.


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