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    Jonathan C. Trull
    Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and Strategy Officer, Microsoft

    Jonathan C. Trull Global Chief Cybersecurity Advisor Enterprise Cybersecurity Group Microsoft Enterprise & Partner Group As Global Chief Security Advisor for the Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, Jonathan leads Microsoft’s team of worldwide Chief Security Advisors to provide thought leadership, strategic direction on the development of Microsoft security products and services, and deep customer and partner engagement around the globe.

    Jonathan joined Microsoft in 2016 as an experienced information security executive bringing more than 15 years of public and private sector experience. Trull was Vice President and CISO with Optiv, where he was responsible for developing and executing the company's information security strategy and program. Prior to his role at Optiv, Trull was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Qualys where he was responsible for securing infrastructure and products, bringing security best practices to customers, providing strategic direction on the development of the QualysGuard Security Platform, researching real world threats and providing guidance on how to address them.

    In his previous role as the CISO for the State of Colorado, Trull significantly reduced the state's risk by developing and executing a successful security program, known as Secure Colorado. The program secured 17 executive branch agencies encompassing 26,000 employees and 150,000 systems. Trull serves as a Lieutenant Commander for the U.S. Navy Reserves focusing on computer network defense, attack and intelligence. Trull is dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of cyber security professionals and serves on the faculty at Regis University in the information assurance graduate program. Here he develops and teaches courses on network forensics, security architecture and design, malware analysis and legal concepts in information security. Trull is a longtime advocate of public-private partnerships and technological innovations to solve complex problems and make the Internet a safer place for all.

    In cooperation with Qualys, SANS Institute, Council on Cyber Security and the State of Colorado, he spearheaded the development of the Qualys Top 4 Controls tool that allows anyone to assess the security of their Windows computer for free. He also worked in cooperation with Federal, State and private sector partners to form the Colorado Joint Cyber Crime Task Force. This is one of the nation's first cybercrime information sharing centers, with a primary focus of increasing cyber resiliency within Colorado.

    Trull has established himself as an innovative security leader and was recently named by the SANS Institute as one of the "People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity." He serves as an advisor to several security startups and venture capital firms, and has spoken at major security events such as RSA, Black Hat, Gartner, CSO50 and SANS. Trull is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). He earned a master's degree from the University of North Texas and a bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver.